One thing that all webmasters have in common is the need to learn and implement good cookie management practices. The cookie is one of the main elements of the modern web-based protocol, HTTP. It is a tiny piece of information stored on the computer of the user, usually by the browser, while visiting a web site. Cookies were originally developed as a secure mechanism for servers to store the user’s internet experience or to track the user’s browsing history.
Today, most browsers offer a set of standard functions that allow the user to manage their cookies with a few simple steps. These functions include: Open source verification of the identity of the server, which is provided by a privacy protection mechanism called a “eprivacy directive”. This allows for the server to track the types of requests made to it and to provide accurate statistics. In addition, the server can indicate which particular resources have been used or resource amounts.
A number of cookie commands exist to help in the protection of one’s online privacy rights. These include the ability to determine the duration that a cookie remains in the computer system, the collection of statistics regarding the number of times the cookie has been visited and the locations that it has been seen in. The collection of statistics has a number of purposes. Among these purposes is the ability to ensure that certain advertisement ads do not appear excessively.
This is called the ‘clear cookies’ feature. This clears all cookies once the browsing session has ended. This is an important setting, since a user might want to surf the internet at a slower pace when it is necessary. The clearing of cookies helps one to continue enjoying the conveniences of the internet without having to worry about the possibility of someone gaining access to one’s system.
Another command that some users may want to turn on is the ‘remember me’ cookie. This command ensures that a user will be asked for their user ID and password every time one logs onto the internet. Some advertisers want this command to trigger even when a user enters this information into a form. Others use this command to collect user information in order to send unwanted spam email to users. One can also prevent the use of these cookies by adjusting the browser settings so that they are off.
There are also other commands that users can set so that they will not be automatically logged on to other web sites. These commands include the ‘remember me’ and ‘remember me again’ commands. They are also set to allow users to browse the internet but some of them may not wish to view videos or listen to audio files. In addition, they also have the ability to accept or deny the ‘networks’ preferences’ command. This option is available from the privacy control panel if one chooses to turn it on.
One can choose whether or not to delete or block cookies by clicking on the various options found in the’Cookies’menu. One will find the list of all the cookies that have been saved along with their names and types. A click on one of these names will provide the name and type of cookie. A delete cookie will remove the cookie from the user’s computer.