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Browser cookies: The good and the ugly

Many third-party cookies are tracking cookies, which monitor and collect users' browsing history. PHOTO: UNSPLASH
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SINGAPORE - A nifty invention in 1994, cookies are pieces of personal data created when Internet users browse websites. They underpin the way the Internet works, but their use has been a contentious subject in recent times.

Despite the alarming cookie pop-up notifications Internet users see today when visiting websites, cookies may not all be malicious.

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