What is a web cookie? Websites use a technology called cookies to store a unique number on your computer that uniquely identifies you to the site that gave you the cookie. These cookies are usually used to provide website customization features or information as to now many time you've accessed a particular website, which pages you've visited, etc. Web browsers can be warned before a cookie is stored on your computer and then decide whether to accept the cookie or not, by doing the following: 1. Click View/Internet Options command in the browser window. 2. Click the Advanced tab and then scroll down to the Security section. You've three options as to what you can do with cookies being downloaded to your computer, which are as follows: - Always accept cookies (Default setting). - Prompt before accepting cookies. - Disable all cookie use. 3. Select the option you want and then click the OK button. Web browsers: What is cryptography? These protocols ensure that you're communicating with the intended server or client on the internet and that the message has not been altered in transit. The browser suites supports multiple authentication mechanisms using the Security Service Provider Interface. These settings can be found under the View/Internet Options/Advanced tab commands under the Security section in the browser and should left active at all times to ensure that information is secure.