Why do cookies show for a website I have never accessed?

by on January 14, 2013

Q: Why do cookies show for a website I have never accessed? is it possible my computer is being hacked?


One Response to “Why do cookies show for a website I have never accessed?”
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    Totally normal. These are called “3rd party cookies”.

    For example a trip to cnn.com will send you cookies from a number of websites, including:

    facebook.com
    cnn.com
    scorecardresearch.com
    turner.com

    You can read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie

    Cookies are a helpful part of your web browsing experience, they allow you to visit a website without logging in every single time, or remember your shopping cart on amazon.com