Cookies

@weevee18 (1954)
Philippines
May 22, 2019 9:56pm CST
I’ve always wondered what website cookies are for. Do you know? I remembered it again because it appeared when I opened a website here in the office. All websites when opened has this notice that they use cookies. Is it a security measure? Image from: cwatch.comodo.com
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@Hannihar (64019)
26 May
@weevee18 At first I did not understand what you were talking about but then understood. I think cookies are not good.
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@weevee18 (1954)
• Philippines
27 May
Oh why are cookies notgood?
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@Hannihar (64019)
27 May
@weevee18 I am not sure if they are good or bad but here is some information I found on them I will put here for you:Computer cookies which are actually small files stored in a computer are designed specifically to harbour an adequate amount of data to serve particular websites and clients. Web browser or the computer of the client can capture cookies. Cookies are particularly very beneficial from the server’s point of view because it allows the server to distribute a specific web page designed for a particular user. Cookies house minor look-up table that have pairs of values. Cookies transfer data from one specific session on a particular website to the other. The use of cookies does not saddle the server with additional amount of data. When a brand new webpage is loaded on a browser, data gets written on a cookie.
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@weevee18 (1954)
• Philippines
28 May
@Hannihar well this is informative. Thank you so much!
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@Sojourn (5347)
• India
23 May
It is used to track your digital footprints.
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@Sojourn (5347)
• India
27 May
@weevee18 Nothing much to worry about. If you're not satisfied you may clear the cookies in your browser often.
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@weevee18 (1954)
• Philippines
28 May
@Sojourn oh that i must remember. Thanks!
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@LadyDuck (224904)
• Switzerland
23 May
No, it is not a "security measure", it is a new European Law that requires that all the site that set cookies on your computer must inform you that they do.
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@weevee18 (1954)
• Philippines
23 May
Alright. I know now that’s the reason why it appears on all websites, they are now required to show it. Thank you for the information. I remember back then I’m not seeing cookies notifications when I open a website.
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@LadyDuck (224904)
• Switzerland
24 May
@weevee18 It is a pretty recent laws, all the Administrators of sites that use cookies bust inform the users or they will be fined.
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@simplfred (9359)
• Philippines
23 May
Some cookies are not good for the health of our PC, I think.
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@weevee18 (1954)
• Philippines
23 May
Really? But when you open a website, it always appear and says the website uses cookies.
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@LestatPen (3453)
• United States
23 May
Those cookies look good! I want to bite them.
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@weevee18 (1954)
• Philippines
23 May
I looked at again and you’re right, they look delicious. What’s your favorite cookie flavor?
@Corbin5 (146171)
• United States
23 May
I am not sure what cookies happen to be either.
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