We’re accustomed to thinking of cookies as a good thing. On the Internet, cookies may or may not be beneficial. They help websites “remember” you.
When you visit a website, it may place a Cookie on your computer to remember certain data so that the next time you return to the website your preferences are immediately known. Cookies typically don’t contain much information except for the URL of the website that created the cookie, the duration of the cookie, and a random number.
An increase in online marketing, however, has resulted in cookies possibly being used to create and store detailed accounts of your online activities, such as saving usernames and passwords, preferences and more.
Be aware that although most cookies are benign, others might be used for malevolent cyber-snooping, or data-mining.Popups >>