Cookies and privacy: how to protect your personal data when surfing the Web?

At a time when digital technology plays an increasingly important role in our society, how do we protect our privacy while surfing the web? You’ve probably heard of cookies. But do you really know what they’re used for and how they affect the management of our personal data? In this article, we’ll look at how to protect your personal data when surfing the Web.

What cookies are and how they work:

Before looking at how to protect your information, it is important to understand what cookies are and how they work. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your browser when you visit a website. They are used to track your online activity, remember your preferences and provide targeted advertising. Cookies can be divided into two main categories: session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, andpersistent cookies, which are stored on your device for a set period of time until they expire or you delete them.

If you’d like to find out more about first-party cookies and third-party cookies, don’t hesitate to read our blog post on the subject!

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Internet privacy:

Although cookies are often useful for improving the browsing experience, they raise significant issues regarding the confidentiality and security of personal data. When you browse the Internet, valuable information about your preferences, your browsing behavior and your online interactions is collected, stored and used by websites. This information can be used for advertising targeting, content personalisation and in some cases can even be sold to third parties without your explicit consent. It is therefore important that you understand how to protect your personal information while continuing to enjoy a rich online experience.

How to protect your personal data when surfing the Web:

Here are some steps you can take to protect your personal information when you surf the web:

In a digital world, keeping your personal information safe while browsing online is essential. By taking simple steps such as managing your privacy settings, using cookie management tools and surfing in private mode, you can regain control of your privacy and protect your personal data when surfing the Web!

Article written by Mélisande Juric