The information a cookie contains is generated by the server and can be used by that server whenever a user visits the site which hosts the online services.
Technologies similar to Cookies
Similar technologies are technics or tools, using certain characteristics to identify devices so that visits to a website can be analyzed. It includes, for example, HTML5 local storage, local Shared objects, fingerprinting techniques, tracking pixels and plugins.
For ease of reference, cookies and similar technologies are referred as "Cookies".
Usage of Cookies
Cookies enable us to provide users with certain features and supply us with information about website visits.