What are Browser Cookies?

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This particular type of cookie is not the kind that your grandmother baked for you. These types of cookies are the kind that makes it easier for browsers like Mozilla Firefox to function in order to give you a better web experience.

 

Internet Browser Cookies

What are Browser Cookies?

Cookies are text files that get saved to the hard drive of your computer. They get stored every time you surf the internet.

Cookies make it possible so browsers can provide you with a better user experience. Marketers use them to make you a better customer. However, that day is nearly over as the internet evolves so does the way we use cookies. They are not for tracking purposes but rather used to provide a better user experience and are also used for tracking but we’re not originally designed for.

How are Browser Cookies Used?

Cookies are used to identify users, store shopping cart information, and prepare customized web pages that utilize user information. Google Chrome cookies and other frequently used browser cookies can also be used to remember usernames, for example; auto-fill for the next visit.

Cookies can also be disabled. (Private Browsing)

Also recognize that because cookies are not executable files (.exe), they cannot be labeled as a virus because they do not have the ability to duplicate.

By default, the activities of storing and sending cookies are invisible to you. However, you can change your browser settings to allow you to approve or deny cookie storage requests, delete stored cookies automatically when you close your browser and more.

 

I’m a lifelong computer geek. I get excited about anything and everything related to computers, software, and new technology.

Oliver Stonewell

I'm a lifelong computer geek. I get excited about anything and everything related to computers, software, and new technology.