Needless to say, the Internet contributes to our lives in so many ways. Information exchange, social networking, business, or even booking a last minute holiday: it all happens online. Surfing the web, however, leaves traces behind. Invisible to our eyes, but collected by small files, called cookies. Whether they turn into a monster threatening our online privacy or stay helpful often remains unknown to the user.
So what’s a cookie for? It’s used to help websites remember your preferences and other information about you, so that they can easily provide relevant content to you next time you visit. It can be your username and password, for example, so you don’t have to enter them each time. However, cookies can be of a different kind, too.Read More