what is a cookie…………..

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites for various different reasons. For example, web-based email providers normally utilise cookies to “remember” who you are while you are using their service.

Are cookies safe?

Cookies, in themselves, are generally harmless and are actually required for using certain functions of a website.

The information stored in these cookies can include: your IP address, which is usually logged anyway when you visit a website; your username, if logged into a website such as web-based email; the contents of your shopping cart, if shopping online.

Any sensitive information, such as passwords, is usually encrypted by the website before they are stored on your computer. When the cookie is accessed by the website again, the information is decrypted securely.

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About Dinesh

I am engineering student........ I am selected in Microsoft Student Partner as MSP............

Posted on August 9, 2011, in Internet, Knowledge. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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