Cookies are information packets sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify which web browsers are accessing their site, typically to improve the user experience.
How Long Do Cookies Last On My Computer?
Session cookies – once your browser is close, these cookies finished. They are not stored and are usually used to track the pages that you visit, so information can be customised that particular visit.
Persistent cookies – these are stored on your hard drive until they expire, or until deleted. These may, for example, be used to remember your preferences when you use the site.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking ‘Tools’, ‘Internet Options’, ‘Privacy’, and selecting ‘Block all cookies’, using the sliding selector. In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking ‘Tools’, ‘Options’ and ‘Privacy’. Blocking cookies may have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.
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