What are Cookies?
Cookies are simple text files, used to help navigate automatic logins, password authentication, shopping cart functions, personal preference settings and a variety of other functions. Cookies make these functions smooth and hassle-free to the user.
There are two main kinds of Cookies: Session Cookies and Persistent Cookies. Session Cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas Persistent Cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.
Are Cookies Safe?
Cookies are harmless. They cannot introduce viruses on your computer.
Cookies donâ€™t search your computer for information. Cookies register the information you provide through your browser. Information stored by Cookies is usually encoded; it is protected from potential computer hackers by security features.
A Cookie will simply remember your information on the website to save you time. Cookies only store the information you provide. A Cookie cannot â€œgrabâ€ your email address. A Cookie can store your email address on the websiteâ€”if you have typed in your email address; a Cookie stores all information you voluntarily give when you visit a website.