What are cookies?
Cookies are text files with small pieces of data — like a username and password — that are used to identify your computer as you use a computer network. Specific cookies known as HTTP cookies are used to identify specific users and improve your web browsing experience.
Cookies are created and stored on the user’s computer when the user’s browser loads a particular website. The website sends information to the browser which then creates a text file, known as a “cookie”. Every time the user goes back to the same website, the browser retrieves and sends this “cookie” file to the website.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie will expire at the end of the user session when the web browser is closed.
For further details on the same topic: What are Cookies
What type of cookies do we use on Worth Binge?
We use both session cookies and persistent cookies.
Cookies do not contain any information that is related to your personal identity. This is in general information like a username and password — that is used to identify your computer as you use a computer network. The cookies on our site are basically used for access and navigation, tracking (performance cookies), remember your choices (functionality cookies), and cookies that provide you with targeted content or advertising.
We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:
- to recognize your computer.
- to track your website navigation which may help us in serving you better.
- to personalize the website for you, including targeting advertisements which may be of particular interest to you.
Apart from us, you may be sent third party cookies by our advertisers and service providers. They may use the information they obtain from your use of their cookies:
- to track your browser and internet service prover details across multiple websites.
- to target advertisements which may be of particular interest to you.
- for the reasons which are not known to us.
Almost all web browsers allow you to block cookies. We are giving details on how to block the cookies on some major internet browsers.
In Internet Explorer, you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” option.
In Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, and un-checking “Accept cookies from sites” in the “Privacy” box.
In Google Chrome you can block cookies by navigating to “Privacy and Security” and then to “Cookies and other site data”.
In Safari you can block cookies by clicking “Preferences”, selecting the “Privacy” tab and “Block cookies”.
You should keep in mind that blocking cookies may have a negative impact on your browsing experience. You may not be able to use certain features on the website (log on, access content, use search functions).
How to delete cookies on major browsers?
You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer. We are giving details on how to delete the cookies on some major internet browsers.
In Internet Explorer, go to “Settings” icon, click on “Delete…” under the “Browsing history” tab, check “Cookies and website data” and hit delete to delete cookies.
In Firefox, navigate to “Privacy” tab. Navigate to “History” option select “Use custom settings for history” in the drop-down box. Click on the “Show cookies…” button. Click on “Remove all” button at the bottom to delete all cookies in Firefox.
In Chrome, go to “Settings”. Click “Show advanced settings” and to the “Privacy” section and click on the “Content settings…” button. In the popup box click on “All cookies and site data…” button. Click on the “Remove all” to delete all cookies in Chrome.
In Safari, click on the “Safari” menu item, and then the “Preference” option from the drop-down menu. Switch to the “Privacy” tab at the top. Click on the “Remove all website data” to delete all cookies in Safari.