By Amy E. Feldman
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Ummmmm. Cookies. I mean oh no! Cookies.
Chocolate chip cookies would, in fact, enhance my experience. Too bad for us. The cookies of which they speak are encrypted text files that are used by almost all websites. They’re created when your browser visits a particular website, which then sends a file back to your computer to make your browsing on that site easier and to store your preferences.
They aren’t viruses but they can be used for annoying purposes like to send you advertising and can be used as spyware.
There’s no law in the US requiring US-based companies to let you know if they’re using them, but US companies would still have the requirement if they have a European presence.