When you open a web, or surf the net using browser, maybe you ever got noticed to enable cookies on your browser. do you know exactly what is cookies?
Cookies are usually small text files, given ID tags that are stored on your computer’s browser directory or program data subfolders.
Cookies are created to keep track of your movement in the site that you browse, and it is also help you to resume where you left off. Cookies are often indispensable for websites that have huge databases, need logins, have customizable themes, other advanced features.
Cookies usually don’t contain much information except for the url of the website that created the cookie, the duration of the cookie’s abilities and effects, and a random number. Due to the little amount of information a cookie contains, it usually cannot be used to reveal your identity or personally identifying information.However, marketing is becoming increasingly sophisticated and cookies in some cases can be agressively used to create a profile of your surfing habits.
There are two types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies
Session Cookies : created temporarily in your browser’s subfolder while you are visiting a website. Once you leave the site, the session cookie is deleted.
Persistent cookies : persistent cookie files remain in your browser’s subfolder and are activated again once you visit the website that created that particular cookie. A persistent cookie remains in the browser’s subfolder for the duration period set within the cookie’s file.
That all the main definition about cookies on online browser. leave a comment if you want to know more, so maybe we can discuss it for more further. so i can write another post about cookies.