Managing cookies to improve privacy

Cookies represent information which is stored on your computer which the web server can use to identify yourself (in case you return).

Cookies can

  • 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.

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