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A cookie is a small text file containing information, which is placed on your hard drive when you visit a site. It is generated by the website’s server, and the information the cookie contains can be used by that same server whenever the user re-visits the site. A cookie is almost like your identification card, telling a website when the same user has returned.
Cookies generally make websites faster and easier for individual users. They can be used to tailor the website’s content to your preferences/needs, speed up the use of the site or, alternatively, are necessary for it to function correctly (for example: Remembering to keep you logged into the site whilst you browse or for remembering the products in your shopping cart when you change pages).
NO. Cookies are just small pieces of text. They are not computer programs or viruses, so they cannot be ran as code or used to spread viruses.
As previously mentioned, cookies are small text files that are stored on the individual user’s hard drive.Because they cannot run code or do anything malicious, a cookie cannot read other information saved on the hard drive, or get a user’s e-mail address etc.They only contain and transfer to the server as much information as the users themselves have disclosed to a certain web site.
If you would like to read more about cookies then please visit: www.aboutcookies.org
These cookies are used to analyze data on our users to help provide a better user experience.
The following table details third-party sites which set cookies and external links to obtain information on their privacy policies and practices.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit http://www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.
Please be aware that restricting cookies can impact on the functionality of the Answers website, as well as jeopardizing our earning potential and therefore the ability for us to provide you with the high quality free content you have grown accustomed to on a daily basis.
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