As with all things, there are different types of cookies... not all of which are safe! there are those that collect information about your web browser and computer configuration in order that the page might be shown correctly, then there are those cookies that are malicious! They hide in different locations on your computer gathering information about what you do, so those who deposit the cookies there can see what you do, where you go, who you communicate with, AND any and all monetary transaction you perform! Do NOT be deceived... the internet is NOT a safe place!!! If it were, why would you need ANTI VIRUS software?