What is cookies or browser cookie.
A cookie, also called as a HTTP cookie ,web cookie, and browser cookie, is a piece of text stored by a user's web browser. A cookie can be used for authentication, storing site preferences, shopping cart contents, the identifier for a server-based session, or anything else that can be accomplished through storing text data.
A cookie consists of one or more name-value pairs containing bits of information, which may be encrypted for information privacy and data security purposes. The cookie is sent as an HTTP header by a web server to a web browser and then sent back unchanged by the browser each time it accesses that server.
Cookies, as with a cache, can be cleared to restore file storage space. If not manually deleted by the user, cookies usually have an expiration date associated with them (established by the server that set it). Once that date has passed, the cookies stored by the client will automatically be deleted.
Most modern browsers allow users to decide whether to accept cookies, and the time frame to keep them, but rejecting cookies makes some websites unusable.
How to control cookies...
All recent versions of popular browsers give users a level of control over cookies.
Users can set their browsers to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies. Users can also set their browser to prompt them each time a cookie is offered. The main browser types are listed below. If you have a different browser type, please contact us.
You can also control Adobe Local Shared Objects on your computer, also known as LSOs or Flash cookies, but not with your browser. Instead, Adobe's website offers tools to control Flash cookies on your computer. Users of the Firefox browser can also get an add-on to detect and delete Flash cookies.