What is a "cookie"?
A "Cookie" (known as "browser cookie" or "HTTP cookie") is a small size file, composed of letters and numbers, which is saved on the computer or mobile device of the website’s visitor.
The "Cookie" files do not contain viruses and cannot access any information on the users’ hard drive. The "cookies" are text files that cannot be run and cannot produce any virus-specific effects.
Given the fact that they store information on the user, "cookies" could however be used as a form of Spyware, but the browsers have parameters concerning the "cookies" acceptance policy. For more information you can go to http://youronlinechoices.com/
You can use antispyware products and keep your browser up to date in order to avoid the effects of an inappropriate use of "cookies".
Rejecting "cookies" might render some websites unusable. For example, you would not be able to sign in to the website in question, nor use the shopping cart of some on-line stores. Refusing these files does not mean you would stop receiving publicity, but that you would receive publicity that does not take into account your preferences.
There are two categories of "cookies":
- Session cookies, which are deleted once the browser is closed or you log-out of the website.
- Persistent cookies, which are stored on the user’s computer or mobile device until they expire or the user deletes them. Third party cookies that could be used for example to offer the most personalised advertising possible are part of this category.
guesstheage does not use this type of cookies.