What are "cookies"?
Cookies are data files stored in end-user devices and used by web browsers. They are designed to help recognize the end-user device in order to display information based on the users’ personal preferences. “Cookies” normally сontain the web address, storage time in the device, and a unique reference number.
What do we use “cookies” for?
The purpose of cookies is to keep track of end-user visits and activity. Different types of cookies keep track of different activities.
Session cookies are used only when you actively navigate a website; once you leave the site, the session cookie disappears.
Tracking cookies can be used to create long-term records of multiple visits to the same site. Authentication cookies track whether a user is logged in, and if so, under what name.
Enabling and Disabling Cookies
Open your browser.
- Find where the cookies are stored. Each browser manages cookies in a different location. For example, in Internet Explorer, you can find them by clicking “Tools,” and then “Internet Options.” From there, select “General” and “Browsing history” and “Settings.” In Chrome, choose “Preferences” from the Chrome menu in the navigation bar, which will display your settings. Then use the “Advanced” option to display “Privacy and security.” From there, open “Content settings” and “Cookies.”
- Manage your cookies. Every browser gives you a range of options for enabling or deleting cookies. Internet Explorer, for instance, allows you to manage cookies under “Privacy” and “Advanced.” In Chrome, find where cookies are stored as outlined above, then select your management options under “Cookies.”
- Disabling all browser cookies could make some websites difficult to navigate. However, settings controlling or limiting third-party and tracking cookies can help protect your privacy.