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A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on an internet user’s hard drive. It is generated by a web page server, which is basically the computer that operates a website. The information the cookie contains is set by the server, and it can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user’s identification card, which tells a website when the user has returned.


To control cookies, follow the method for your browser:

  • Internet Explorer 8.0
    Choose Tools and then Internet Options
    Click the Privacy tab
    Move the slider to choose your preferred settings.
    For more specialized cookie settings click on Advanced, check the ‘Override cookie handling’ button and modify the settings to suit your requirements.


  • Internet Explorer 7.0
    Choose Tools and then Internet Options
    Click the Privacy tab
    Move the slider to choose your preferred settings.
    The default setting is medium and the menu allows you to select the level of “filtering” on the basis of (a) the source of the cookie and (b) whether the source has a privacy policy.
    For more specialized cookie settings click on Advanced


  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0
    Click on Tools, then Options (or Edit | Preferences on Linux)
    Select Privacy
    Select Cookies.
    Choose your preferred settings. (You can view and manage your existing cookies and configure which sites are allowed to set cookies and how long to keep them for.)


  • Safari 1.0 (MacOS X)
    Choose Preferences from Safari menu
    Select Security icon
    Cookie settings are shown in window
    Choose your preferred settings