What are cookies ? – How do I delete them from my Computer

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are created by websites. Each time you visit a website using a
browser (Explorer, Mozzila, Chrome etc.) it “sends” to the browser this information and the browser sometimes saves this information on your hard disk. So when you revisit a particular Web page, your browser sends back the file.

What is the purpose of cookies?

Cookies are generally used for two very basic reasons. Their main purpose is to store your personal information in computer use time. These may be the user name, password, and your preferences on a website so you do not have to enter it again. Even thus update the website that you have previously visited so the browser “remember” your personal settings without having to make from scratch.

It is dangerous to remain the cookies on my computer;

The cookies are not as innocent as they seem and that is because they store your personal data, and someone with the right program can find them. The duration of staying the cookies stored depends on the site, some staying for 10 days while others stay forever. It’s so easy to steal someone’s personal data from a computer and this occur because they are stored on hard disk.This is happening when you visit a page without security and click on the page, but behind that click is hidden malicious software which can copy this data to another computer unannounced …

How do I delete cookies?

It is very easy to delete one of these files from your computer. The method only depends on the browser used.

For users of Mozzila Firefox. Go to tools and Clear recent history. In the long winding select All. Click only the option cookies and click Clear Now!

For users of Internet Explorer. Click on the icon that looks like a cog on the right of the page. From the menu select INTERNET OPTIONS, click Delete. Tab and click Clear History and simply click the Delete button!

Category: Computer Privacy

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