As an internet user, you will access a webpage through an internet browser and the page will get displayed on your device. The process of accessing the website will involve entering the address of the website you need to reach on the address bar of the web browser and wait for a connection to be initiated. The website will respond with the webpage getting sent down to the browser and shown to you. At this moment, a cookie is sent along with the webpage that you had requested and saved on your browser. This is a temporary file and has plenty of uses and areas of application.
The temporary cookies sent with the webpage you have requested take care of only showing the information that is fit for your browser and keeping all the other information hidden from sight. If your browser has disabled images from showing, the cookie will be changed to reflect this fact and as a result, no images will be sent down to the web browser thus cutting down on data usage in cases where you have fewer data bundles to use but require a lot of information from the internet. Text information is quite light and will be much affordable for that web session.
Any settings that have been made on your web browser will also be reflected on the cookie that is stored for the web session and this will determine what will get requested from the webserver. In other scenarios, the web browser will have already logged into the application and the cookie should be able to show that there is a verified user accessing the website so that the website sends the correct information and avoids asking for the same credentials again. An internet user will not have to worry about all this as it is taken care of by the cookie.
The temporary cookies are not long-lasting and some of them usually disappear as soon as you have closed the tab from which you are accessing the website. Some of the cookies will stick around for a while after you are done with the website while others are permanent and will not go away even when you have shut down the web browser. The different kinds of cookies each have their area of application and make it more efficient to use the internet without having to re-enter any information or resend requests which makes you more efficient with your time on any website.
In conclusion, temporary web cookies are the tiny files that get sent down to your web browser whenever you are accessing a website. They contain descriptive information about your web browser and the device you are accessing the website from which is used by the webserver to provide you with a more targeted internet browsing experience. As an internet user, you need the cookies to identify yourself to websites that you need information from as well as maintain your identity to sites that you have logged into already.