What Are Internet Cookies?

Internet Cookies Are...

Internet cookies are text files that web sites store on your computer in order to save information about your user session, which pages you've visited, what products you've purchased, etc. For example, online stores often use cookies to collect and store information about their customers in order to provide them with accurate and useful recommendations.

Are Internet Cookies Dangerous?

Although Internet cookies are very convenient, sometimes they may contain personal information. There is the occasional rogue web site that uses cookies for illicit purposes. To be completely sure that Internet cookies aren't being used against you, it is wise to periodically delete your cookies with a hard disk cleaner such as SecureClean.