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  • Category: Antivirus / Spyware / Malware

    What are cookies?

    What are cookies?
  • #2290
    A Cookie is a small information sent by a web server to a web browser. A Cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer by a web server to save information about your preferences such as name, site login password, preferences, etc..


  • #2296

    A cookie is a small piece of information about the computer and other information like the user name and last logged in date and many more that will be stored in a client machine. Cookie will not store important information because it is a text file, so anybody can read it. You can reject the cookie, but some sites may not work without cookie. So you need to accept and enable the cookie.

    It is not a virus, it will not harm your computer but, Spyware can use the cookie to read the information from the cookie because it is a text file. So clear the cookie from you system once you completed the browsing.

    D.Jeya Kumar(JK)

  • #2450

    It is the information that web browser carries when you log in to any website then the website sends the signal to the web browser after receiving this information, the web browser make a separate file of it which contains information about the identity of the website.

    It is not a infection but an extra information and data which helps you to easily enter in the website by specifying the user name itself when you are try to log in in to your account.

    It will lead to the slow speed of system and therefore, it is deleted from time to time.

    With Reagrds
    Chirag Sachdeva

    Chirag Sachdeva

  • #2469
    Hello Brajamohan panda,

    Cookies are commonly an information that have been put into your computer hard ware by website so that your PC can remember something about you at a later time. It is a small text file.

    It is just a waste so delete all the cookies as it just occupies your hard disk space.

    Best of luck

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