Digital world of Cookies UPSC NOTE

 What is cookies and How it work? 

  • Cookies plays a pivotal role in shaping online experiences.

  • Cookies remember a person’s login information on websites. 

  • This means user don’t have to  repeatedly enter the credentials every time makes a revisit.

  • By armed with these cookies, online shopping feels likes a personalized experience.

  • Facebook and Google uses these cookies to track online behavior and ingest ads as per the preference.


What is cookies and How it work? 

  • There is flip side for cookies with privacy issues and data misuse.

Types of Cookies

  • Session cookies are temporary cookies stored in the computer memory upto browsing sessions ends.

  • Persistent cookies are the digital equivalent of bookmarks and stay even after the browsing session ends.

  • Persistent cookies feeds the login information, language preferences, and even the ads user have interacted with.

  • Secure cookies are only sent over encrypted connections and secure from prying eyes.

  • Secure cookies used for sensitive data.

  • Third-party cookies are comes from a domain other than the one you are visiting.

  • They are often used for tracking and advertising purposes, which can be both useful and, at times, intrusive.

Uses of cookies

  • Cookies serve a multitude of purposes in the online world.

  • Cookies act as digital ID card, keeps you logged in during the visit.

  • Foster a sense of personalization such as website theme or language preference.

  •  Functions as a digital equivalent, ensuring the items you added remains when you return.

  • Cookies helps to gather invaluable data analytics , enabling them to customize content.

Challenges associated with cookies.

  • Privacy concerns arise often harmless sometime encroach privacy.

  • Security risks loom when cookies are inadequately secured.

  • This might open for cyber crimes.

Steps taken for safe cookies

  • Necessitating website approval before deploying certain cookie types.

  • India’s newly enacted Digital Personal Data Protection Act 2023 .



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Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam: Digital world of Cookies UPSC NOTE
Digital world of Cookies UPSC NOTE
Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam
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