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A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies.
A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date).
A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. Some examples are listed below but more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.
- in Internet Explorer (version 11), you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools” (Gear icon), “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”.
- in Firefox (version 50), you can block all cookies by going to Menu (three bars) and selecting “Options”, then clicking “Privacy” on the left side, then under “History”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”.
- in Chrome (version 55), you can block all cookies by going to Menu (three dots), selecting “Settings” from drop-down menu, clicking on “Show advanced settings” link at the bottom of the page and under “Privacy”, clicking on “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.
- in Edge (version 38), you can block all cookies by going to Menu (three dots), selecting “Settings”, scrolling down to “Advanced Settings” and clicking on “View advanced settings”, scrolling down to “Cookies” and selecting “Block all cookies” under drop-down menu.
Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer. For example:
- in Internet Explorer (version 11), you can delete cookies by selecting “Tools” (Gear icon), then under “Safety” selecting “Delete Browsing history”, then selecting ” Cookies and website data” checkbox before clicking “Delete”.
- in Firefox (version 50), you can delete cookies by going to Menu (three bars) and selecting “Options”, then clicking “Privacy” on the left side, then under “History”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, then clicking on “Show Cookies…” button and finally clicking on “Remove All Cookies”.
- in Chrome (version 55), you can delete all cookies by going to Menu (three dots), selecting “Settings” from drop-down menu, clicking on “Show advanced settings” and clicking on “Clear browsing data” button, then selecting “Cookies and other site and plug-in data” checkbox, before clicking “Clear browsing data”.
- in Edge (version 38), you can delete all cookies by going to Menu (three dots), selecting “Settings”, then under “Clear browsing data” clicking on “Choose what to clear” and selecting “Cookies and saved website data” checkbox, before clicking “Clear”.
Again, doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.