10 Minute Tidy Office Tip 77: What about Cookies?

by shannon on June 5, 2013

Cookies on the computer? Yes, not as fun as eating cookies at the computer, but internet cookies are an important thing to know about. According to Wikipedia, cookies are not software. They cannot be programmed, cannot carry viruses, and cannot install malware on the host computer. However, they can be used by spyware to track user’s browsing activities. A secure cookie is only used when a browser is visiting a server via HTTPS, ensuring that the cookie is always encrypted when transmitting from client to server. This makes the cookie less likely to be used for spamming.

If your computer is running slowly, you may want to clean the cookie clutter. Another way to protect your identity is to clear the cookies on your computer. Ehow.com offers step-by-step instruction on how to delete your cookies and clean your computer. If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, you can adjust the settings for cookie storage or block all storage completely. Again, follow the step-by-step instructions online to help you clear your cookie clutter. This will take less than 10 minutes!

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