A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while the user is browsing that website. Every time the user loads the website, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the website of the user’s previous activity.Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember stateful information or to record the user’s browsing activity .
Although cookies cannot carry viruses, and cannot install malware on the host computer,tracking cookies and especially third-party tracking cookies are commonly used as ways to compile long-term records of individuals’ browsing historiesa potential privacy concern that prompted European and US law makers to take action in 2011.Cookies can also store passwords and forms a user has previously entered, such as a credit card number or an address. When a user accesses a website with a cookie function for the first time, a cookie is sent from server to the browser and stored with the browser in the local computer. Later when that user goes back to the same website, the website will recognize the user because of the stored cookie with the user’s information.
A cookie allows you to read and save the cookie data from the Android browser which is set by default or from the chrome browser. Standard users can handle cookie behaviour and modify the way information is stored on the cookies. Some of the steps which need to be taken care while activating cookies on the Galaxy S3.
First, open the browser of Galaxy S3. At this time,ensure no idle background apps are running,
Once when you have started the Galaxy S3 browser you have to press the Menu button on your handset. By doing so, you will be directed to the page where you can see the list of running the apps.The options available in this window are -Go, new Window, Bookmarks, forward, Refresh and more options. Choose More optionsOnce more options is chosen, you will be given a list of available functionalities of the web browser. Here you will have to select the option Setting.
Settings give you the various options for handling the functionalities of the Galaxy S3 set. You can also control the browser settings from this window. You can go through all the options available in this window. You will have to keep on scrolling down until you find the option to accept cookies.
When you reach to the option of Accept cookies, you just have to check the box or choose the radio button. When you choose the box, it will display a green color check mark which depicts that the functionality has been accepted by the Galaxy S3. This will enable the cookies for your hand set.
Should you wish to turn off the cookies at a later point then you will have to run through the same steps mentioned above and un-check the box in front of the text- This would disable cookies acceptance. Please note that this just changes the cookies behaviour on the local environment, i.e. your handset.Additionally, if you wish to remove all forms data and information stored in Galaxy S3,you can select clear all cookies data, this option is available in the menu of the Accept cookies itself.