Web cookies introduction
This class explains web cookie basics. You will learn what web cookies are, what information they contain, and why they exist. You will use Firefox to delete cookies and understand how they relate to private browsing.
Before you start
Tools and previous knowledge required to complete this class.
Step 1: History & purpose
You cannot browse today's web without being asked about cookies. In fact, you probably saw a cookie dialogue when you first visited this website. But how did cookies come to exist and why?
Step 2: Setting, editing & deleting cookies
Learn how websites can set cookies, investigate what kind of information they store, and what happens when you edit or delete cookies.
Step 3: Private Browsing
Find out which effects private browsing does or does not have on cookies, and how this might be useful.