Why does Metro use “cookies”?

“Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. They make it possible for Metro to identify registered users without needing to ask for registration details every time you vote for an entry or every time you access the site. The website uses cookies to make the user experience easier and speed up some processes. 
  
A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the information you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies by altering your browser preferences. Declining cookies may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.