You can think of cookies as TESA's version of a thanks system, instead of giving members a thumbs up or giving them a point etc for useful/informative posts we give COOKIES!
Giving members cookies is very easy (as with anything on TESA), to do so what you need to do is find a post they've made or a comment (Gallery or Download module), found one?, good. Okay so now that you've found one look at the bottom right corner of the post/comment, you'll see a little counter box and next to it a big green plus icon ()
To give a cookie all you have to do is click the icon, you'll notice this will now change, the give icon will vanish and the counter box will be a nice green colour and be filled by a nice "1".
Smarty Says: You can only give one cookie per post, there are also limits on how many cookies you can give per day. Allies can give 5, V.I.P's 15 and Subscribers between 30 and 50 cookies per day, depending on subscriber level.
All the cookies you are given or give get added up and displayed in the profiles, to see how many cookies you have simply take a look at your profile page, under your Avatar you will see a nice green box, this contains the amount of cookies you have and your cookie level.