Have you ever wondered why some online ads you see are targeted to your tastes and interests, or how websites remember your preferences from visit to visit? The answer may be in the "cookies."

A cookie is information saved by your web browser, the software program you use to visit the web. Cookies can be used by companies that collect, store and share bits of information about your online activities to track your behavior across sites. Cookies also can be used to customize your browsing experience, or to deliver ads targeted to you. (source: http://onguardonline.gov/articles/0042-cookies-leaving-trail-web).

Click here to learn more about these and other topics such as:
Understanding Cookies,
Controlling Cookies,
Private Browsing,
Flash Cookies, and
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