Although every fifth person (21 percent) has heard of cookies, he admits that he does not know what they mean. The remaining six percent did not provide any information or stated that they had never heard of cookies.
Small files on your device
For all those who can not do anything with cookies: the digital cookies are small text files that are stored on the Internet browser of the smartphone or computer when surfing from a website. There are cookies that are technically necessary for the functioning of a website.
Others, on the other hand, allow the analysis of surfing habits by third parties. For example, tracking cookies allow advertisers to display specific ads when you visit a website.
If you do not want to do this, you should therefore read carefully and click specifically when a website asks which cookies it may store on its first visit – and which ones it may not. And it is advisable to periodically delete cookies in the settings of the browser.