Cookies are some kind of files that can often include unique identifiers that are basically sent by the web servers to the web browsers. Furthermore, this may be then sent back to the server every time when the browser requests down for the page from the server.
Moreover, cookies can also be used by web servers to identify and track down all the users because they are there to navigate different pages on a website and to identify the users that are returning back to the website.
There are basically two types of cookies, it can be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies are something that consists of the text file that is sent by a web server to the web browser, after the sending process the file will be stored down by the browser only and will remain valid till the set expiry date (unless it gets deleted by the user before the expiry date). On the other hand, a session cookie is something that will expire at the end of each session. In simple words, whenever the browser gets closed the session cookie gets end.
COOKIES ON OUR WEBSITE:
TheDailyStrength.com is a website that uses both the cookies-persistent as well as session cookies.
Cookies are not something that contains any kind of personal information. But all the personal information that is stored by us, may be linked to the information stored in and might get obtained from cookies. The cookies used on the website include those that are strictly necessary for accessing and navigation. Therefore, these are the performance cookies that track usage and functionality cookies that remember your choices.
To improve down the usability of our website.
To analyze the use of the website under the administration of the website.
To recognize the computer of yours whenever you visit the website.
To track you down as you navigate the website and to enable the use of e-commerce facilities.
To personalize the website for you, including advertisements targeting as they might be of particular interest to you.
Remember that when you use the website, you may also be sent third party cookies.
The advertisers and service providers of TheDailyStrength.com may send you some cookies. Moreover, they may use down the information that they obtain from your use of their cookies.
To build a web serving profile of yours.
To target down all the advertisements that may be of particular interest to you.
To track down your browser across multiple websites.
Most of the browsers will allow you to refuse the cookie accept. Some of the examples are mentioned below, have a look:
In Internet Explorer, you can easily refuse down all the cookies just by clicking Tools>Internet Options>Privacy and then selecting block all cookies under the selector.
In Firefox also you can block down all the cookies just by clicking Tools>Options>Un-checking “Accept cookies from the site”. This whole process will be done in the Privacy box.
In Safari, you can block all the cookies by going to Preferences>Selecting the privacy tab and then block cookies.
In Google Chrome also blocking down cookies can take place. For doing so you will have to adjust down your cookies permission, Go to options>under the hood>Content Settings in the privacy section. Here you are done with blocking down of cookies on Google Chrome.
However, blocking down all the will put a negative impact of yours upon the usability of many websites. One of the most important things that you should remember is that if you block cookies, you will not at all be able to use some of the features available on the website (such as log on, access content, use search functions).
Blocking cookies is not the only option available, you can also delete down the cookies that are stored on your computer.
In the Internet Explorer, you can go and manually delete down all the cookies.
In Firefox, you will have to delete cookies by following some steps. First, ensure that the cookies are to be deleted when you clear and private data (this setting can be easily changed by going to Tools>Options>Settings there in the Private Data Box).
In Safari you can delete down the cookies by going to Preferences. After going to preferences visit the privacy tab and remove down all the website data.
In Google Chrome, you can adjust down your cookie permission just by clicking on Options>Under Hood>Content settings in the Privacy Section.
Obviously, this will also put a negative impact of yours on the usability of many of the websites. So, think and then only block and delete down the cookies.