Controlling Cookies to Control Cloud Privacy
A cookie is a small text file that’s stored on your computer. Websites use them to “remember” information about your session at that site. For example, if you do some shopping online, the site probably offers a shopping cart. In many cases that shopping cart data—what you ordered and how many of each—is stored in a cookie. Similarly, if a site lets you specify customizations such as fonts and colors, those page customizations are usually kept in a cookie.
This all sounds benign, and in the vast majority of cookie cases it is, but there are times when cookies can compromise privacy, so you need to know what’s in the cookie dough.
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