Deleting Cookies Automatically

Unless you are a Safari user, you can set your browser to delete any cookies set by websites during the current session (ie cookies set since you opened your browser) According to Wikipedia (source): “An HTTP cookie (also called web cookie, Internet cookie, browser cookie or simply cookie) is a small piece of data sent …
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Avoiding Websites’ “Cookie Policy” Windows

Tired of seeing the “cookie policy” over and over again? If, like me, you delete and block cookies wherever and whenever possible, you may have found that there is a downside to this – you have to keep telling websites that you have understood their cookie policy. Sometimes it is possible to ignore the “cookie …
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Why log out of web pages?

Do you log out of web pages or just close the window? I notice that many of my computer support clients just close the window (or tab) when they have finished with web pages – even when the page is important and carries implications for security (such as banking sites, Amazon, PayPal, and so forth). …
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The Cookie Law

The so-called “Cookie Law” came into effect on 26/05/2012. So, what are cookies? They are small text files placed on your computer by the website you are viewing. They are used by the owners of that website for various purposes: Analysing their web visitors and what they do on the site. Managing on-line shops (eg, …
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Internet Privacy (2)

We may be fighting a losing battle with online privacy. As mentioned in , companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon hoover up every crumb of information they can glean about us and use it to target us with ads and content that they think will appeal to us. As far as I know there’s isn’t …
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