Cookies are small text files, sometimes encrypted, that may be stored on your computer when you open a web page. Most web browsers accept cookies by default, and they are usually downloaded when the user opens a website.
Cookies are used to enhance website functionality and improve usability. Cookie files typically store user preferences, visited pages, contents of shopping baskets and so on. There are various types of cookies.
Session cookies exist only while the user navigates the website. When the user closes, the website session cookies are usually deleted. These are sometimes called 'necessary' cookies and are sometimes needed even to use a website.
Persistent cookies remain on your computer until a specified date. It could be a year or forever and are used each time the user visits the appropriate website. Sometimes called tracking cookies, they can track a user's behaviour over time and use the information to tailor the user 'experience'.
Third-party cookies are persistent cookies created by adverts that appear on a web page and may be used if you ever visit the advertiser's website.
As cookie files are text-only, they are not considered a danger and cannot infect your computer with a virus or other malicious software. Cookies are used on almost all websites now and can't effectively be avoided. In the great majority of cases, they do no harm and can enhance your website experience.
Cookies cannot access other information stored on your computer, but privacy concerns do remain over tracking users' use of websites, including browsing history and personal preferences. Cookie privacy is improved on sites that use the high-security HTTPS protocol, and modern browsers allow you to choose different levels of cookie acceptance. Laws in certain countries (notably European) now require website owners to give users the choice to disallow cookies before accessing a website.
With a few sensible security settings and by keeping your browser version updated regularly you can roam the internet safely and securely.
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