What Are Cookies In a Browser

What are cookies in a browser? Tracking cookies and javascript cookies

A cookie is a small file that is stored on a user’s PC when using a web browser. It is also commonly known as HTTP cookie. These files store a small amount of data that identifies the user when visiting websites multiple times. Usually the data consists of records about the user’s behavior – visited pages, interaction with elements on the visited website, log-in status etc. HTTP cookies are used by every modern web browser on all operating systems. They can be disabled but that’s not very practical and hinders the general web browsing experience. For the Internet in it’s current state, cookies are extremely important. For example, authentication cookies are the most common mechanism used by web servers to recognize whether the user is logged in or not, and which account they are using at the moment.

HTTP Tracking Cookies

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What is a tracking cookie? Could it be dangerous? There has been a lot of controversy about HTTP Tracking Cookies. Basically, they are just regular cookies that log your recently browsed web pages. This data is often used to improve those pages according to the behavior of most users. So the question is – do you mind if someone could see what page you jumped to after a boring article you read via tracking cookies? Probably not. HTTP tracking cookies are very basic and important part of how the Web works and help webmasters and marketers to create better content and show it to the people who are interested in it. In most cases you have no reason to remove cookies from your system even if they are third-party cookies. If you decide to delete cookies from your web browser your browsing experience will be worse because the advertising you see won’t be targeted for your interests.

Javascript Cookies

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If you want to it’s possible to create your own tracking cookies with some simple Javascript code. There are lots of free online tutorials that can show you the process of custom JavaScript cookie creation. Cookies can be both created and managed with JavaScript. They can be manipulated via the document.cookie property. It’s possible to treat the document.cookie like it’s a string, but technically it’s not. This means you can only edit the name-value pairs. Create a website with our free hosting and start using JavaScript cookies to your advantage. Give your visitors a more personalized experience with JavaScript cookies today!

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