What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are automatically downloaded to your computer when visiting many webpages. Cookies are not executable files, but can be read by the webpage that placed the cookie on your computer. A webpage may place more than one cookie on your computer. Cookies can store varying information about you and your visit to that particular website.
Are Cookies dangerous?
Since Cookies store information about you and your browsing habits, your privacy is in jeopardy when your browser accepts Cookies. Most Cookies are harmless. While others tend to be a little nosey. Usually advertising companies place Cookies on your computer when you view one of their ads. If you didn’t click on it, odds are they will store that in a Cookie and not display that to you again. Instead they will display another ad. Or if you clicked on the advertisement, to display another one along the same theme. To some this can be great since they only see ads that interest them. To other this can be an invasion to privacy.
Can I Disable Cookies?