Chrome Cookie settings: How to Enable/disable cookies?

In this blog post, I covered the basics of cookies and their settings on Chrome.

What is Cookie?

Cookies are a small file usually 4kB which is sent to your browser from the site you are surfing. It acts like a memory that stores some useful information about the user preferences for the site This information is used by the site to remember username and password, and other user preferences for the site. For example. You turned ON a dark theme on a site and after someday when you re-visit the same site. You find “Dark theme” by default unless you delete the cookies from your browser.

What are its types?

There are mainly 7 types of Cookies used by the site to store on your browsers, Which are as follows:

1. Session Cookies (used to record some basic information about a session of a user on site.)

2. First-Party Cookies (These cookies are long-term memory stores usernames, passwords, etc)

3. Third-Party Cookies (These are usually for tracking a user from third part domains both for advertisement and may be data leaking purposes)

4. Secure Cookies (This is a secure cookie. It can only be transmitted over an encrypted connection, which means over an HTTPS connection.)

5. HTTP-Only Cookies (Secure cookies are often also HTTP-only cookies. These cookies help to reduce a cookie’s vulnerability to a common cross-site scripting (XSS) attack.)

6. Flash Cookies (These can hold 100 KB of data and are hard to delete)

7. Zombie Cookies (A zombie cookie is almost the same as a Flash cookie. Also zombie cookie can recreate itself if someone deletes it.)

Where Cookies are stores

Cookies are stored on your browsers or device locally to free up storage space on a website’s servers. In this way, websites reduce the cost of maintaining servers and storage issues.

Chrome Cookie setting:

Now, will be guided through some basic settings of cookies in Chrome Browser.

How to enable/disable cookies for Third parties?

In Chrome Browser

1. First open Chrome settings.

2. Under “Privacy and security,” click Site settings.

3. Click Cookies.

4. From here, you can:

5. Turn on cookies: You can allow cookies

6. Turn off cookies: You can disallow/block cookies

Pros and Cons of allowing Cookies

The Cons of Web Cookies

1. Cookies are not difficult to execute as they support the client’s side.

2. They hold a particular domain. Each domain has its cookies. No domain will impart its cookies to other domains and this makes them independent.

3. Users or clients can without much of a stretch empower or incapacitate the cookies on the off chance that they track down them on any site.

4. Cookies are easy to utilize this can be the justification for why they are empowered and debilitated from the client’s side.

5. Cookies possess less capacity or memory. They request no server asset and are put away on the client’s PC so there is no additional weight on the server.

6. Cookies work straightforwardly regardless of the client monitoring the data which is being put away.

7. Cookies can be utilized for significantly additional time than some other session rates as they persevere a significantly longer timeframe.

8. Cookies are arranged to end when the client’s session lapses.

The Cons of Web Cookies

1. Cookies are not completely secured as can obstruct any outside party. They may likewise represent a potential security risk since anybody can open and tamper with cookies.

2. Cookies can be incapacitated which implies the client can choose not to utilize cookies on his program.

3. Cookies will quit working if the security level is set too high in the program as cookies will be handicapped and the program will erase the cookies.

4. Cookies won’t acknowledge or store complex information as it just permits plain or straightforward text.

5. There are chances of hacking cookies. As cookies are found on the client’s side that implies they can be effortlessly hacked into and altered.

6. The program or domain just purposes a set number of cookies size. This makes it truly restricting.

7. You will track down trouble in coding or translating cookies. It requests additional coding which could influence application execution.

Conclusion:

Cookies can sometimes be dangerous for you if it is placed by d buddies on your browser. So always make sure to keep an eye on browser updates and cookies you are allowing to the browsers

Originally published on C Analyst on 26 June, 2022

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