Enabling Cookies in Windows® 7
Do you want to know the tips and reasons of enabling cookies in Windows 7 system?
A cookie is a small piece of information that a website creates on to the hard disk. So, when you again visit that particular website, you may easily get the website with the help of this cookie. When a particular website is used, its preferences are stored in the cookie. You could view the cookies stored on your computer. The location of the cookies may depend on the web browser used in your Windows 7 system. Users can set their browsers to accept or reject all or certain cookies in Windows 7 system. Users can also set their browser to prompt them each time a cookie is offered. It allows the websites to store few amount of data in the user’s system.
Following are the need of cookies in Windows 7 system, tips to enable them and the reason for not enabling the cookies by default:
- Need of cookies
- Tips to enable cookies
- Reason for not enabling cookies by default
Need of cookies
The cookies are the tools which web designers and developers can use to store data. If you attempt to do any client tracking or data retrieval, one of the best ways to do this is with HTTP cookies. This can make a particular website more interactive to the user by 'remembering' some information. The sites will become more personalized to the particular user. This is by remembering your username next time when you log on or may be by showing what’s new on the site since your last visit.
Tips to enable cookies
Cookies may be used to maintain data related to the user during navigation. To enable the cookies in Internet Explorer in Windows 7 system, click 'Start' and select 'Control Panel'. Double click 'Internet Options' and then click on the 'Advanced' button from the 'Privacy' tab. Under the Cookies section, select ‘Override automatic cookie handling'. Click 'Accept' or 'Prompt' option under 'First-party Cookies' and from the 'Third-party Cookies'.
Sometimes, excessive cookies can result in the slow performance of the system, insecurity and also some issues to the site. You will not be able to open the site by the influence of some cookies. Also, a cookie stores the information on the hard disk, so it also utilizes the disk space too. Even though many cookies are harmless, some can be used to track your each and every move on the Internet.
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