COOKIES

What are cookies??

What are cookies

Cookies are small files which are stored on a user's computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer.This allows the server to deliver a page tailored to a particular user, or the page itself can contain some script which is aware of the data in the cookie and so is able to carry information from one visit to the website to the next.

Pros and cons to cookies

Pros

  • Remembers the user’s personal information once they have submitted it. Now whenever the user comes back to the site they will not have to re-enter all of their information again.
  • Since the cookie can record what the user purchased it is great for cross selling and add-on items

Cons

  • Unable to see what user’s do once they leave your site
  • You are not able to track individual users on the same computer, unless they have their own login credentials

Spyware and Adware

Spyware


On the Internet, spyware is programming that is put in someone's computer to secretly gather information about the user and relay it to advertisers or other interested parties. Spyware can get in a computer as a software virus or as the result of installing a new program. Data collecting programs that are installed with the user's knowledge are not, properly speaking, spyware

Adware

Adware is any software application in which advertising banners are displayed while the program is running. This practice has been dubbed spyware and has prompted an outcry from computer security and privacy advocates.

How can we stop adware and spyware?

Every time we either log off are computer or or browse stuff on are phone,ipod or tablet we can set the setting to delete the cookies that are downloaded on your software so you wont get viruses


What browser privacy setting help?

you can set the setting so you can only download cookies with your permission or you can set the certificate so you cant go on over rated sites you can make your computer delete all the cookies on you software when you log off your computer.


How do you set them?

go into your setting and go into the privacy/history setting look for cookies and then you can chose if you want to delete them or only let them be put on your software with you permission. You can my your software delete all the cookies on your computer when every you log off.


What do we need to check on a website when sending data?

you need to check on the tool bar to see if there is a padlock. If their is that means its a secure website and its safe to send data.


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