Answered By: Abigail Caraccio
Last Updated: Jun 06, 2018     Views: 5

Cookies are small files stored by websites on your computer. It is like an identification card that's uniquely yours. Its job is to notify the site when you've returned. Storage for preferences and usernames on websites allow users to personalize pages.

Cache is temporary internet files (or “cache”) are files stored on visited websites. These files save website content (i.e. pictures) so that web pages load quicker.

Note: Cookies and cache should not be confused with viruses. While it is possible to misuse a cookie in cases where there is personal data contained within, cookies and cached files by themselves are not malicious.

For more information on this topic, please contact Student Support at support@mail.waldenu.edu.

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