Category Archives: Cookies

What are Pop Up Adverts?

Pop up ads are advertisments that show up in a new browser window. There’s no one standard size for popup ads. Popup ads also vary widely in the amount of browser commands that show in the window.

Pop-up ads are just one form of internet advertising used by advertisers to get web users’ attention. Among these other types of ads are ads located within a page you’re reading, ads that appear when you’re clicking from one page to another (these are called interstitials), ads that appear when you’ve searched for a keyword or term, ads that are highly animated or appear as interactive games, ads that appear like stand alone websites, ads that appear in email, branded sites or sponsored webpages (the advertiser’s brand appears on all pages and the page composition might have been modified to fit the advertiser’s logo or brand colors/layout), paid listing, and many others.

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Graphics Interchange Format

GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is a type of picture file used on the internet. It has certain special characteristics which make it more useful than JPEG or other picture file formats in certain situations. Clear GIFs are commonly used as web beacons because they are invisible and very small so they don’t affect the download speed of a webpage or email. However any sort of file could be used as a web beacon.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a little text file composed of alphanumeric characters, which is created on your computer when your browser accesses a website that uses cookies. The files are used to help your browser navigate the website and fully use all its features like logins, preferences, language settings, themes, among other common features. The cookie is used solely to help your browser process a website, it doesn’t collect any information from your computer or snoop on your files.

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Cookie FAQ

What actually is a cookie?

A cookie is essentially a form of very tiny text file which is then placed onto the operators hard drive.

It is made by the web page server which comes form the computer which operates any website.

Are cookies potentially dangerous?

No not all they are just tiny pieces of text file.

They are not programs and they can’t be created into code.

They offer no threat of viruses and that’s why they are still allowed to be displayed on a website

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Cookie Law

In the month of may in 2011, new laws came into play which affect most of the internet’s web sites.

If a certain website uses cookies they must show information to visitors of that site under the Electronic Communications regulations 2011.

UK Regulations

1. The person owning the website we not be able to gain info or store it.
Or somehow gain info that is stored.

2. The UK regulation requires the subscriber or the user

Has provided clear information about all the purposes of storing info, gaining info and that they have given there consent

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Deleting Cookies

The majority of cookies are fairly simple to delete.


Deleting cookies on Google Chrome

  • Tap on “tools” and then click “options”
  • Next is “under the bonnet” the privacy section and then “clear browsing data” option
  • click “delete cookies and other site data” to remove all the cookies on that particular list
  • Then it’s “clear browsing history” to get rid of all traces of the websites you have visited.
  • Next “Empty the cache” to get rid of cached site pages
  • You can removed saved usernames and passwords
  • Then “Clear browsing data” finally close when your completely finished.

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Controlling Cookies

All very popular browsers allow you to some sort of control over cookies.
You at home can set whether you’d like to accept or deny cookies, You can even set up a way for your certain browser to tell you every single time a cookie is offered to you.

Its different for windows PC’s and Apple products


On Google Chrome

Click on The tools option and click on “options”. Then you have to tap on “Under the bonnet” next locate “privacy” and then click on “Content Settings” tab. Then finally click on Cookie settings and select the settings that you want.

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