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What are cookies on a computer?
Last Updated: 18th May, 2020
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Just so, are cookies bad?
Cookies in themselves are harmless. They arejustdata stored by a website in your browser, and they are notmalware.It is what sites do with them that determines whether welike themor not. Some cookies are essential to use a siteproperly,and others might be considered a privacyrisk.
Similarly, should I delete cookies from my computer? You should delete cookies if you no longerwantthe computer to remember your Internet browsing history.Ifyou are on a public computer, you shoulddeletecookies when you have finished browsing so later userswill nothave your data sent to websites when they usethebrowser.
In respect to this, what is the purpose of cookies on a computer?
A cookie (called an Internet or Web cookie) is thetermgiven to describe a type of message that is given to a webbrowserby a web server. The main purpose of a cookie is toidentifyusers and possibly prepare customized Web pages or to savesitelogin information for you.
How do I find cookies on my computer?
From the Chrome menu in the top right cornerofthe browser, select Settings. At the bottom of the page, clickShowadvanced settings. To manage cookie settings, check or unchecktheoptions under "Cookies". To view or removeindividualcookies, click All cookies and site dataand hoverthe mouse over the entry.