Have You Ever Considered About Cookies?
Do you recall the first time you were offered a cookie
from a web site? If you were new to the Online it was a
surprise. A website wanted to put a biscuit on your
Maybe your first thoughts were, “What’s a cookie? Should I
accept it or decline it?”
Some websites never asked to give you a biscuit… Other sites
required your approval of biscuits to get details, to
read content or look through their items or get their free
According to Netscape, “Cookies are a general mechanism
which server part relationships (such as CGI scripts) can
use to both shop and recover details about the client side
of the relationship.”
Most biscuits are set once and then go away when you turn
off internet browser. The other kind of biscuit, the persistent
cookie, is set and remains on your difficult generate until either
your space for biscuits is full or the time seal on it ends.
A website can accessibility any details you offer (including
information like your IP address, internet browser kind, and the page
that referred you to their website, as well as forms you fill out)
without using any biscuits at all. So, it’s more important to
know the online privacy policies of a web website than to worry about
whether they use biscuits.
Cookies are little pieces of data collected from you
and/or your pc by a web server and held in your
computer, ready for future accessibility by the server or website.
Cookies are included in the HTML details flowing
back and forth between your pc and the websites
and web servers.
What’s The Purpose of Cookies? They allow user-side
customization of web details. For example, biscuits are
used to customize websites. They allow you to participate
in surveys, competitions… And, make sure you take part only
once… And to shop purchasing lists of items, you have
selected while browsing through a list of items or a
virtual purchasing center.
Some websites require YOU agree to biscuits to gain access to their
information, tips or content from their website. Cookies
make use of particular details you prefer. That specific
information is passed on by your web server into your
computer biscuit pc file so the details are available for later
access by itself and other web servers.
In most cases, not only does the storage of personal
information into your biscuit pc file go undetected, so does
access to it. Web servers automatically get accessibility to
relevant biscuits whenever you establish a relationship to
Cookies are based on a two-stage process. First, the
cookie is held in your pc sometimes without your
consent or knowledge. But… On Netscape internet browsers you
can go to choices, set internet browser to alert you before
accepting a biscuit. On Online Traveler follow the
Tools/Internet Options/Security menu to set cookie
preferences. It’s your option.
For example… Some web pages are personalized so you
can select categories of interest to you from the site.
The web server then creates a biscuit that is a sequence of text
containing your choices, and puts this little biscuit text
file in your pc.
If your web internet browser is set to receive biscuits… the cookie
the text is saved on your pc in data called a biscuit pc file.
This happens without your approval unless you have set
your internet browser to inform you before recognizing a biscuit and
before it is saved on your pc.
Would you like to see your biscuit file?
On an Apple, you can do a discovery for ‘magic cookie’ on your
hard to generate…
On a PC do a discover for ‘cookies.txt’ on your difficult generate.
Each biscuit pc file is a little-written text pc file. After you look for the pc file you
can open it by double-clicking it. Looking at the files doesn’t
tell you much unless you get further into writing and setting
Remember… a web website only knows what details you’ve
entered and internet browser kind and ISP. Cookies are neither
good nor bad, they can offer convenience for you and do
serve useful functions on the web.
You CAN remove the entire biscuits pc file on your pc if
cookies concern you. Just look for the pc file and remove it. Then set
your internet browser choices to NOT agree to biscuits.
“I’ve always accepted biscuits and have noticed no bad
effects. So the preference is to continue accepting
them,”… Now It’s Your Choice!