HTTP cookies are small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user’s computer by the user’s web browser while the user is browsing. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer.
Cookies are created when you use your browser to visit a website that uses cookies to keep track of your movements within the site, help you resume where you left off, remember your registered login, theme selection, preferences, and other customization functions. Cookies are often indispensable for websites that have huge databases, need logins, have customizable themes, other advanced features.
When you visit a website that uses cookies for the first time, a cookie is downloaded onto your PC. The next time you visit that site, your PC checks to see if it has a cookie that is relevant and sends the information contained in that cookie back to the site. The site then ’knows’ that you have been there before, and in some cases, tailors what pops up on screen to take account of that fact.

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Apple Safari Updated to Block Third-Party Cookies

Apple on Tuesday released Safari 13.1 and updated the Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) privacy feature. Intelligent Tracking Prevention allows Safari to block cookies and prevent advertisers from snooping on users’ web habits. According to Apple WebKit engineer John Wilander, Safari now blocks all third-party cookies. (WebKit is the browser engine that powers Safari.) That means that…

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Cookiethief Android-Malware Kapar Erat Facebook-Konto!

Experter fann en ny typ av Android-malware som stjäl användarnas autentiserings-cookies från Facebook-konton. Säkerhetsexperter från Kaspersky upptäckte Android Trojan. De avslöjade att malware av Cookiethief använder en kombination av exploits för att få root-åtkomst på infekterade enheter och kapa Facebook-konton, de kallade det för Cookiethief. ”Vi har nyligen upptäckt en ny typ av Android-malware. Trojanen…