For Privacy Reasons, Is It Safe To Go To A Website That Uses Cookies?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by beeinformed, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. beeinformed macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2010

    For privacy reasons, is it safe to go to websites that uses “cookies” as I’ve noticed that a number of websites that I regularly visit are now using cookies?

    Thanks in advance for your assistance to my question!
  2. flyinmac macrumors 68040


    Sep 2, 2006
    United States
    Almost every business website has used cookies for many years. Generally it's safe. Depends on how they use them. A lot of sites find ways to share information of your activities with other websites. So, if you don't like that, you can disable cookies, and / or use a program that blocks them.
  3. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816


    Apr 21, 2007
    White Mntns, Arizona
    Most likely those sites have always used cookies. They are probably just starting to advertise it after the whole Facebook privacy debacle.
  4. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    Are there even websites that don't use cookies? In any case, even if you don't allow use of cookies, they still have ways to track you (e.g. embedded 1x1 pixel images, etc).
  5. macrumors 604

    May 26, 2016
    Indeed, and also without having the cookies enabled some of the core functionalities of a website might not even work.
  6. Mak47 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 27, 2011
    Harrisburg, PA
    You’re seeing a newly required notification brought about by EU regulations. Nothing has changed. The websites you’re seeing that on have always used cookies. The vast majority do and they are generally harmless.

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