When you visit a website they store a small file – a cookie – on your drive. These files actually improve your browsing experience by saving information you provide for your return visit. This is how credit card and address information auto-populate in the shopping carts of sites you visit regularly. Websites often customize what you view on their pages by recalling your preference history contained in cookie files. Cookies are also used for authentication and session tracking.
While there are benefits to cookies, privacy issues have been raised. […]