Cookies on Computers


Cookies aren't programs, just text files which you can read using the Notebook on a computer. usually they contain 2 pieces of information; a site name and a unique user ID. when you visit site that uses cookies for the first time, a cookie is downloaded onto your PC. The next time you visit that site, your PC checks if the cookie is relevant.

Good things about cookies;

They can be used to store data, such as what is in your 'shopping cart'.

Makes site visits better, and smoother.

Bad things about cookies;

They store information about you.

Cookies and the law;

Most modern websites use cookies in some way. Sites will always use cookies and they info they take to make your online browsing more enjoyable and easier to use. Cookies don't need to be scary, even if the new prompts seeking your consent seem a little off-putting. In the UK, the ICO will closely be monitoring sites to make sure that they stick with the new legislation.