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Why do most sites use cookies?

Miltonmarketing.com Privacy Policy, & Cookie Usage Policy.

If you continue to use our website (https://www.miltonmarketing.com) you agree that we use and store cookies as per Googles cookie usage policies.

We at Miltonmarketing.com use Google Analytics and Google Analytics stores cookies on your devices to keep track of usage data. We use this data as a strict count of visitors to monitor the popularity and SEO ranking of our content. We do not collect and/or share any data such as unique identifiers, or personal information without your consent.

Here is an overview of what we collect when you use our website (https://www.miltonmarketing.com)

  1. Where the user navigates to within our domain of https://www.miltonmarketing.com ONLY.
  2. How long is spent on our domain (https://www.miltonmarketing.com)  before leaving.
  3. Device used. example: iPhone X, Samsung S7, Desktop, Laptop.
  4. Your devices screen size to best determine future content quality.
  5. ISP used. example: Bell, Telus, Cogeco, Rogers, etc…
  6. Operating System. example: Windows, Mac, Android, etc…
  7. If you have agreed to personalized Ads from Google then: gender, age, geographic (country ONLY) location. We do not use ANY Advertisements or pop-ups on our website because we believe it hinders the user experience.

Do you want to Stop getting personalized ads on non-Google websites & apps?

  1. Go to the Ad Settings page.
  2. Uncheck the box next to “Also use your activity & information from Google services to personalize ads on websites and apps that partner with Google to show ads.”

If you don’t see a checkbox, this setting is already off because of another setting or your administrator.


Why do most websites (such as https://www.miltonmarketing.com) use cookies? No not edible cookies, or chocolate chip or Oreo cookies. Today we are going to discuss computer “Cookies”, which most (I think 99.9%) of websites use today.

Cookies are the reason why websites could recognize you and differ you from the others. Cookies are one of the reasons why websites are as cool as they are now. We posted this because some of our visitors are from European countries and in Europe, its the law to have all websites display the cookie warning.

What is a cookie and what does it do?

Cookies are messages that web servers pass to your web browser when you visit Internet sites. Your browser stores each message in a small file called cookie.txt. When you request another page from the server, your browser sends the cookie back to the server.

(source: https://kb.iu.edu/d/agwm)

Why do we use cookies?

It is mostly used by Web Server as an ID that was used to identify You from others. It is also used by the program (eg. JavaScript) to store a temporal data used in the program itself.

What is a cookie policy?

The Cookie Law is a piece of privacy legislation that requires websites to get consent from visitors to store or retrieve any information on a computer, smartphone or tablet. Almost all websites use cookies – little data files – to store information in people’s web browsers.

(source: https://www.cookielaw.org/the-cookie-law/)

Are Cookies secure?

Cookies that are sent over HTTP (port 80) are not secure as the HTTP protocol is not encrypted. Cookies sent over HTTPS (port 443) are secure as HTTPS is encrypted as is https://www.miltonmarketing.com. So, if Facebook sends/receives cookies via HTTP, they can be stolen and used nefariously. That’s why you should always check for a green padlock right beside your browser’s URL bar. A website without a green padlock is insecure and all data that are sent and received can be hijacked with Man-in-the-middle attack.

 

If it says secured, trusted, or green pad lock your ok 🙂

If you see connection not secure or pad lock with red line, or messages about communications not secure. Then trouble. 🙁 In this case anything sent, typed into a text box such as passwords, credit cards, cookies can be intercepted and used for unlawful purposes or sold for a profit.

(source: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6035447/are-cookies-secure-from-hijacking-over-http)

Are Cookies bad?

No, cookies are stored in text (.txt) files which will never cause any trouble with your device. Just reset your browser cache or use the trusted:

CCleaner is the number-one tool for cleaning your PC. It protects your privacy and makes your computer faster and more secure!

 

 

Having said that it does not stop prying eyes like Google and Facebook or worse a blackhat hacker from using a cookie as a trigger, use cookies to hold vital data while it operates, or even rename the cookie text file to an executable.

The truth is you are never really safe and secure online. Learn more about computer viruses here.


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