Let’s face it, cookies are delicious. On this website, however, you’re not likely to find many.
Some of the plug-ins behind the scenes may have enabled a tracker or two, just so you can share what you like on social media and sign in to comment here. But we don’t track what you do on this site and don’t share anything with third parties unless you provide the information yourself. Cookies are for eating, you see.
(Disclaimer: your humble non-techie webmaster knows as much about the intricacies of web design as an amoeba. Okay, maybe a tiny bit more… If there are cookies on this site that we’re unaware of and that fly in the face of the statements above, please let us know.)
The English word cookie entered the English language through American English as early as 1703. It is a loan word based on the Dutch koekje, which in turn is the diminutive form of koek or cake. So a cookie is a “little cake”.
Fast forward almost three centuries and you’ll see the English word cookie reenter the Dutch language in its modern web-based incarnation. In 1998, to be exact. It’s the revenge of the Little Cake Monster!
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