What Are Cookies?
Engine Ready and Cookies
- To identify return visitors
- To customize our site to our users’ preferences
- To help improve and expedite navigation
- To store usernames and passwords for future reuse
Turning off Cookies
Most browsers are set up to accept cookies by default. You can delete them at any time. If you would prefer, you can set your browser to reject cookies. Each browser has its own unique pathway for changing cookie preferences (usually in the menu under preferences and browser history.) Nothing will change if you turn cookies off except that you will need to reenter your passwords and preferences each time you revisit the site.
Cookies and Security
Cookies in themselves are not a security threat. Nothing stored in the cookies on your computer’s hard disk contains any information other than that which you provided and already exists on the web server. The possibility that a third-party could gain access to that private information is not any greater because the cookies are stored on your hard disk. In other words, entering it on the web server to begin with is the stage at which that information could in rare cases be subject to interference.