Super Cookies (also known as tracking cookies) are small files that are installed on your computer, tablet or mobile phone when you visit certain websites. They allow the site owner to track your online activities, such as the pages you view, the links you click and how long you stay on a page.
Super Cookies can be used for many purposes. For example, they may be used to deliver targeted advertising or to monitor your movements across multiple websites.
They can also be used by criminals who want to steal your identity or hack into your accounts. This is why it’s important to know how Super Cookies work, so that you can protect yourself from unwanted intrusions into your privacy and security.
Super Cookies can be stored in two ways:
- Local Storage (LS): This is temporary storage of data on your device, such as when you’re using an app on your phone or tablet. LS data is deleted once you leave the site that’s storing it, but not before other sites have had a chance to access any information they want from it.
- Session Storage (SS): This type of storage is set up when you visit a particular page and lasts only as long as that page is open and in memory on your device.