There are a lot of facts about cookies.
For instance, they are delicious, sugary treats….. oh wait. This is for Tech Tip Tuesday, not a cooking blog.
In relation to your internet needs, a cookie is a series of text strings that store information about you and the website you’re accessing – it comes from the website you visit, stays on your computer and the next time you visit that website, the server asks to see that information. It’s very much like the hand stamp at a club or event that allows you to get back in, for one example.
Things you can do to inform and protect yourself:
- Read website’s privacy policies. That way you know what the site will do with the data it stores.
- Visit only reputable sites.
- Review your cookie list for issues. Cookies are easily reviewed in your browser. The location is dependent on your browser and operating system. And yes, your mobile device also has cookies.
- If you’re sharing your computer or device, use a protected mode in your browser or clear out your cookies.
By Jamie Myers
Senior Desktop Engineer
Central Texas Technology Solutions