Yea...Cookies are NOT a "threat"
in the typical sense we think of malware infection. As text files, cookies are inherently harmless and cannot be executed to cause any damage. See my detailed explanation about cookies
and links to resources in order to mitigate them.As long as you surf the Internet, you are going to get cookies
and some of your security programs will flag them for removal. Anti-malware scanners have more important things to look for, so I would recommend disabling the option to search for cookies
in those programs which include that feature...this will also decrease the amount of time it takes to perform a scan. You can minimize the number of cookies which are stored on your computer by using tools like tools like tools like SpywareBlaster
, WinPatrol’s Cookie Manager
, a browser tool which allows you to block beacons, trackers, advertising, analytics, widgets and cookies.