This website also has an Azure Affinity Cookie, which is a completely safe cookie that has nothing to
do with your information. It is used for technical things. If you want to know what technical things,
please read on. Otherwise, you may skip this section.
A cookie is a small piece of information that a computer serving a website stores on the computer on
which the website is being viewed. The information stored could be about anything at all. The serving computer
stores this information so that it may function properly. So, just like cars, cookies in themselves are not bad.
This website is stored on different computers around the world, each computer holding a full copy of the website.
When you visit it, it comes from one of those computers.
I did not buy those computers. Instead, for a very small amount of money, I rented those computers from a company
you have heard of called Microsoft.
When you visit this website, behind the scenes, your computer asks the group of computers that have the website content
for the content. This asking may not happen all in one go. Sometimes, it can happen half and half.
In one turn, for example, your computer might say to the group, "Oh group, give me da website sathyaish.net now!"
Since all the computers in that group have the same website, one of them picks up on your computer's request and starts
to give the content.
But lo, while it is still in the middle of giving the content, the communication cuts off mid-way, and only some of the
content of the website is sent back. So, just before the communication gets cut, the giving computer puts a red marker
at the place where it stopped giving the content so the next time it can give back the rest of the content from after the
And as a reply to your computer, it sends the partial content, the red marker, and its own name, and tells your computer,
"Dear asker computer, you see, like, while I was trying to give you the full website, we got disconnected, but worry not,
in another turn, quickly ask our group of computers for the rest of the website content immediately. And here's my own name,
if you tell the group my name, they will send you straight to me. And please bring along this red marker, so I will know
where to start giving you the rest of the website from. So in your next turn, it will all happen very fast, fast, fast."
That red marker and the sending computer's name together are together called Azure Affinity Cookie in technical language.
In reality, it looks very ugly like this:
So, you see that cookie has nothing to do with you personally.