Cookies represent information which is stored on your computer which the web server can use to identify yourself (in case you return).
- uniquely identify you (or your browser to be specific)
- stay in your computer for a very long time
- be very handy 🙂
My recommendation for cookies is to only allow them on a per session base.
A great addon for Firefox is called “Cookie Monster“. It allows you to configure site’s from which you want to accept cookies.
It is very versatile, I can highly recommend it.
Next time we will have a look at Flash Cookies. Another tricky way to track you which you may not like.source not found
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