The attackers then siphon off the sensitive data for unauthorized access purposes.
Computer Cookies are created not just by the website the user is browsing but also by other websites that run ads, widgets, or other elements on the page being loaded.
These cookies regulate how the ads appear or how the widgets and other elements function on the page.
Due to their core role of enhancing/enabling usability or site processes, disabling cookies may prevent users from using certain websites.
Cookies are created when a user's browser loads a particular website.
Rather than the "Opt out" option for website visitors, websites will need to specifically gain the consent of their visitor and they must "Opt In" to be able to store cookies on their computer or other devices.
This is expected to be difficult to manage and enforcement will more than likely be done subtlely and with encouragement rather than with the threat of fines and penalties.
These privacy policies should explain what kind of information is collected and how the information is used.
Internet security is only attainable if you regualrly use a anti-virus protection programme. Other cookie-based attacks involve exploiting faulty cookie-setting systems on servers.
If a website doesn't require browsers to use encrypted channels only, attackers can use this vulnerability to trick browsers into sending sensitive information over insecure channels.
Cookies tell the server what pages to show the user so the user doesn't have to remember or start navigating the site all over again.
Cookies act as a sort of “bookmark” within the site.