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What about cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer. There are two types of cookies - persistent cookies and session cookies. Persistent cookies are stored for a long time on your computer; the cookie has an expiration date. Session cookies have no expiration date and are stored temporarily on the user’s computer’s memory until the browser is closed. A cookie is not a program, cannot be used as a virus or to access your hard drives and no other site may use information from them.
All major browsers accept cookies automatically. If you wish to disable cookies, you can do so in your browser’s security settings.