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Entry from April 09, 2021
“Do biscuits websites use cookies?”

An “HTTP cookie” is not something that’s eaten, but there have been several jokes. A popular joke translates American “cookies” to British “biscuits.” Another comment is that biscuit company websites use cookies.

“Just been sternly warned by a biscuit-making site that they use cookies” was posted on Twitter by Kevin Mills on June 13, 2012. “Really confusing when a biscuit-recipe website starts talking about how they use cookies” was posted on Twitter by Catt Turney on August 17, 2012. “The phrase ‘United Biscuits use cookies to track and store your information’ on their website has made me chuckle” was posted on Twitter by Kevin Taylor on August 18, 2012. “Do biscuits websites use cookies?” was posted on Twitter by Liam on October 4, 2012. “Does a biscuit website use cookies?” was posted on Twitter by Gareth Davis on May 26, 2018.

“@lynneguist: does UK use ‘cookies’ or ‘biscuit’ for browser bookmarks?” was posted on Twitter by thelousylinguist on July 16, 2011. “Why do UK websites use cookies instead of biscuits?” was posted on Twitter by iCompute on December 7, 2012. “If .com websites use cookies, should .co.uk sites use biscuits?” was posted on Twitter by European Bunny on November 11, 2014. “If American websites use cookies, shouldn’t British websites use biscuits?” was posted on Twitter by TᕼE ᖴᖇᗩY on March 31, 2020. “If American websites use cookies, do British websites use biscuits?” was posted on Reddit—Oneliners on April 16, 2020.


Wikipedia: HTTP cookie
An HTTP cookie (also called web cookie, Internet cookie, browser cookie, or simply cookie) is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user’s computer by the user’s web browser while the user is browsing. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember stateful information (such as items added in the shopping cart in an online store) or to record the user’s browsing activity (including clicking particular buttons, logging in, or recording which pages were visited in the past). They can also be used to remember arbitrary pieces of information that the user previously entered into form fields such as names, addresses, passwords, and credit card numbers.

Twitter
thelousylinguist
@lousylinguist
Replying to @flipdrivel
@flipdrivel @lynneguist: does UK use “cookies” or “biscuit” for browser bookmarks?
5:08 PM · Jul 16, 2011·Twitter for Android

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Kevin Mills
@bravenewmalden
Just been sternly warned by a biscuit-making site that they use cookies.
2:12 PM · Jun 13, 2012·Hootsuite

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Catt Turney
@fruitcatt
Really confusing when a biscuit-recipe website starts talking about how they use cookies.
9:17 AM · Aug 17, 2012·Twitter Web Client

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Kevin Taylor
@kevintayloruk
The phrase “United Biscuits use cookies to track and store your information” on their website has made me chuckle.
5:35 PM · Aug 18, 2012·Twitter Web Client

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Liam
@hightower_uk
Do biscuits websites use cookies?
8:59 AM · Oct 4, 2012·TweetDeck

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iCompute
@_iCompute
Why do UK websites use cookies instead of biscuits?
6:57 AM · Dec 7, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

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Leshia Hawkins
@LeshiaHawkEye
Just seen a disclaimer on the United Biscuits website which informed me they use cookies. My Friday is complete #littlethingsforlittleminds
9:05 AM · Apr 12, 2013·Twitter Web Client

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Graham Graham Beck
@BeckGra
United Biscuits (UK) Ltd. use cookies on their website!!! You’ve got to smile, haven’t you??!
10:17 AM · Jun 21, 2013·Twitter Web Client

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Alison W (Wheelchair symbol⚾☕
@AlisonW
Why do British websites use ‘cookies’? Shouldn’t they be offering biscuits’ (and a nice cup of tea) instead?
9:38 AM · Sep 5, 2013·erased1002877

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Ian Fraser
@TheSpookyLoon
Good morning lovely people!
I’ve discovered that I have a very British laptop. It doesn’t use cookies, it uses biscuits.
2:52 AM · Oct 4, 2013·Twitter for Android

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Mr H
@MrHarrison567
United Biscuits use cookies on their website. This amuses me.
12:29 PM · Dec 23, 2013·Twitter for iPad

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European Bunny
@tweetyaca
If .com websites use cookies, should .co.uk sites use biscuits?
2:36 PM · Nov 11, 2014·Twitter for Android

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Ellis Pratt
@ellispratt
Truly British websites don’t use cookies,
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they use biscuits.
8:13 AM · Feb 4, 2015·Twitter Web Client

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Mike Bell
@MilesOnside
Just got a message as I went on to the McVities Biscuits Customer Services website that “we use cookies”. Funny that…
8:05 AM · May 3, 2016·Echofon

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Clayton
@Krakadoom
[StupidestJokeI’veSaidInALongTime]
Do websites in the U.K. use cookies, or do they call them biscuits?
[StupidestJokeI’veSaidInALongTime]
10:32 AM · Feb 1, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

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Art D.
@ADrauglis
I always expect .uk websites to say “We use biscuits” instead of “We use cookies”
8:05 AM · Mar 1, 2018·Twitter Web Client

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Gareth Davis
@GarethDavis2
Does a biscuit website use cookies?
9:22 PM · May 26, 2018·Twitter for Windows Phone

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GrandmaB
@grandmaB99
Do British internet browsers use cookies or biscuits?
10:26 PM · Apr 14, 2019·Twitter for Android

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TᕼE ᖴᖇᗩY
@smoldoggyman
If American websites use cookies, shouldn’t British websites use biscuits?
5:17 PM · Mar 31, 2020·Twitter for Android

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kairav domadia
@kairav
#American site use cookies, #british use biscuits
9:34 AM · Apr 1, 2020 from Mumbai, India·Twitter for iPhone

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Ромчик
@romankim97
It’s simple. American websites use cookies, where British websites use biscuits.
11:25 AM · Apr 1, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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m⁷
@moomoomatthew
if american websites use cookies does that mean british websites use biscuits??
9:10 AM · Apr 2, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Shittyaskscience
Posted by u/tappi22 April 2, 2020
Do British websites use biscuits?

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/4chan_c00kie April 10, 2020
There are some web developers in the UK that use biscuits instead of cookies

Reddit—Oneliners
Posted by u/TheJuxtaposedAcacia April 16, 2020
If American websites use cookies, do British websites use biscuits?

Twitter
aisha
@aishazj_
do british websites use biscuits instead of cookies
2:55 PM · Feb 19, 2021·Twitter Web App

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/Juneau585 April 9, 2021
All websites use cookies.
Except English websites. They use biscuits.

Twitter
Cthulhu
@Cthulhu44159818
So… If Americans websites use cookies… Do English websites use biscuits?
1:45 AM · Apr 9, 2021·Twitter for Android

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