What are Cookies
Cookies are small text files that are all-but-essential to the operation of the internet as we know it. They help to track visits allowing website owners to assess how well certain features work. Without them no company would know how successful their website is.
EU Cookie Law
A few years ago several technologically challenged, ill-informed people voted in the EU for all sites to notify visitors of when cookies are used. This has only led to poor user experience and the creation of far more cookies than ever existed. Due to the shifting law and almost zero possibility of adequate policing no one pays attention to it.