No, not the snack. The cookies I'm talking about are the little bytes of data that can be stored by websites on your browser. What information they hold, could be anything. Cookies are set by websites, you see, and usually contain information in regard to your browsing.

Here is a list of all the cookies this site currently uses:

As to why this site uses cookies, it's for convenience and efficiency. It is a lot quicker to reference a stored cookie, which is stored on the client, than to make a call to the database.

You may notice an increase in websites that make you acknowledge their use of cookies upon entering them. This is due to laws changing over in the EU. As of right now, it is not a requirement for this site, but do expect something of the sort in the future, as I am a very firm believer in transparency.

If you want to learn more about cookies, there is a great article on them here.