So what does this all mean?
Cookies are small text files that your web browser (Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome etc) stores at the request of a website. The do not contain any private information that a visitor has not already shared with the webstite. They're typically used to remember visitors preferences to enhance the experience (remember login option for example) or to ensure site usage is recorded correctly (Google Analytics).
Far more websites are affected than you'd think. If you are using Google Analytics, then yes - your site is writing cookies to a visitor's computer without them knowing. You need to at the very least, inform the visitor that this is happening and ideally provide them with an easy option to stop it (opt out).
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