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

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  1. beeinformed macrumors 6502

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    Hi

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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. akash.nu macrumors 604

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

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    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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