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Frequently asked questions
How do cookies track you?
Cookies are the little bits of code that websites use to track users. When a user visits a website, the web server sends back a cookie with an ID that is unique to them. The next time the user visits the same site, the browser will send the cookie back to that site so it can identify them.
Why do I keep getting cookie messages?
Laws like GDPR and CCPA require websites to inform their users about cookies and their purpose before using them. Cookie messages or texts are this information that lets users know what cookies will be stored on their device if they accept them and that they have the option to reject them. Over the last few years, these laws have come down on many businesses that violated these rules. So, the websites now are more serious about cookie messages.
Should you accept cookies?
Accepting cookies is a choice to be made based on the type of cookies. you can accept the cookies if they do not share your personal data with third parties or interpret with your privacy. But if these cookies are set by third parties and they will likely use your personal data to track you, you may want to rethink accepting them. It is better to block cookies if you have to share private or sensitive information like bank details or medical data or if the website is not encrypted.
What is the purpose of cookies?
Cookies are used to improve a website’s operation and services or perform additional services. The most common purposes are remembering login credentials, holding items in an online shopping cart, placing targeted advertisements, gathering analytics, and improving user experience. Therefore, the purpose of cookies varies depending on their type and source. Read more about cookies and how they work here.
Should I delete cookies?
Like accepting cookies, deleting cookies is a choice you need to make depending upon the type of cookies, website security, and the type of data shared.
You can find the option to delete or clear cookies in most web browser settings.
How to clear cookies in your web browser?