A cookie is a short text file that sends a web page to a browser. It allows the site to record your visit information, such as preferred language and other settings. The next visit to the site can be easier and more productive. Cookies are important. Without them, browsing the site would be much more complicated.
This allows us to read and reference cookies from multiple devices or browsers that you use (both within and outside of our Services). Cookies are used for a variety of purposes. For example, we use them to store your secure search settings, select relevant ads, track the number of visitors on the page, facilitate the registration of new services, and protect your data.
Here’s how Google handles cookies