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A side order of biscuits

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Cookies are small elements of information – an identifier and a value. In themselves, they are gibberish. It is what is done with them is potentially problematic. Web site owners like to build up profiles of their visitors, to better serve them. During a single visit, there are many ways to do this. Placing a cookie on your machine allows a site to identify you across visits. Read more of this post