I have no idea what "Cookies" are or how to obtain them.
What are cookies on the forum, and how do I get them?
Pretty sure they're just upvotes.
It's a drug, traded in the black market near Sesame Street.
Cookies are a form of positive reinforcement to show gratitude in the response of the user. Whether the overall quality of the message is admirable or you found information within the post to be useful to your goal, cookies are a way to show that a community member is going some great work.
They are essentially a second form of reputation apart from the website.