Berlin One in five (21 percent) has heard of cookies, but admits they don’t know what they mean. The remaining six percent gave no information or stated that they had never heard of cookies.
Small files on your device
For all those who don’t know what to do with cookies: The digital cookies are small text files that are stored on the Internet browser of the smartphone or computer when surfing a website. There are cookies that are technically necessary for the functioning of a website.
Others, on the other hand, allow third parties to analyze browsing habits. For example, tracking cookies allow advertisers to serve specific ads when you visit a website.
If you don’t want that, you should therefore read carefully and click specifically when a website asks which cookies it is allowed to save – and which not. And it is advisable to regularly delete cookies in the browser settings.