Leaving cookie crumbs in cyberspace

April 2012
Nursing Review (1173-8014);APRIL, Vol. 12 Issue 12, p23
The article discusses the benefits and issues on internet cookies, a small file used by web server when browsing. It says that cookies contain data to identify each user when revisiting a web site; thus, prevent the need to re-enter information. It mentions that such information can also be used by advertisers to track browsing and buying habits and target advertisement banners, which may be disturbing. It suggests checking of privacy policies of sites and privacy settings of browsers.


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