What are cookies?


What are Cookies?
Cookies are small files which are stored on a user’s computer. They are designed to hold an amount of data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. This allows the server to deliver a page tailored to a particular user, or the page itself can contain some script which is aware of the data in the cookie and so is able to carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next.
Ever wondered how Flipkart manages to remember all your choices you made yesterday? Well, once the cookie has been read by the code on the server or client computer, the data can be retrieved and used to customize the web page appropriately.
A cookie is helpful because it remembers YOU. It creates a user-device interface which manages to sustain a hospitable environment. You can remove all cookies once you clear that ‘Cache’ out of your phone. It enhances the storage capacity and also erases unwanted files from your precious device.
Remember our mothers used to say ‘Too much cookies are bad for your tummy’!
How to enable Cookies in Android?
  • Enabling cookies using the Android web browser.
  • Or, go to Menu > More > Settings and find “Privacy settings.”
  • Make sure Accept Cookies is checked or switched On.
  • Once this is set, you can browse OverDrive-powered websites normally.
How to enable Cookies from Chrome?
  • Open Chrome.
  • Go to Menu > Settings > Content settings.
    You’ll find the menu icon in the top-right corner.
  • Make sure Accept Cookies is checked. 

Author : Anjali Karmakar

Anjali is a team memeber and writer and Windroidica. She loves to read, tweet and write as often at possible.
Visit her website and read her poems/storieshere or ping her on Twitter

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I am the editor at Windroidica. I love blogging, video blogging and helping others with modern day technologies. Started this website with the same goal in mind. I am also helping others set up websites for their own businesses.

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