What is a ‘cookie’ when browsing the web?

When browsing the web, do websites keep asking you if you wish to accept cookies? Did you know that cookies can be switched off? Do you always accept or reject them? I suggest you find out exactly what a cookie is and then make up your mind.

The Digital Unite website has a guide to cookies and this can be viewed using the following link https://www.digitalunite.com/technology-guides/computer-basics/getting-started/what-cookie

If you use a different web browser to the one used in the link above or wish to know more about cookies, I can help.

Big Local North Cleethorpes and VANEL have teamed up to provide a free IT support service to local people, and if you live in North Cleethorpes then I can help you. I work part-time out of 82 Grimsby Road (the Big Local offices directly opposite Tesco Express) and all you need to do is make an appointment and pop in. I’ll answer your questions, solve your problems, give you advice and do what I can to help you get to grips with computers, the internet and more.

So, if you need any help with cookies or anything else I.T. related then get in touch and I’ll try and help you.

Email me on andy@vanel.org.uk or phone 07523 772516 to make an appointment.

Andy Mason, IT development lead for Big Local North Cleethorpes and VANEL.