Privacy

This webpage explains everything you need to know about cookies on the Internet, and website data that's stored locally on your computer.

What Are Internet Cookies?

Internet cookies, also simply called cookies, are very small packets of data, up to 4 kilobytes (4 kB) in size, that are stored on your computer. They're saved to your computer by your web browser when you visit websites that utilize them (practically all websites these days). When you revisit a website that saved the cookie to your computer, your web browser will retrieve the cookie and interpret its contents.

Cookies are primarily used to identify an individual user on a computer. That is, to alter your experience with a particular website by saving settings that you've chosen for that particular website. They're also used by the likes of social networking websites, forums and message boards, blogs and email clients to store your login details (usernames, email addresses and passwords) so you don't have to reenter them each time you visit the website.

It's also worth noting that there are methods to indirectly use cookies for malicious activity. While cookies can't store computer viruses or install harmful software onto your computer, they can be used to 'spy' on your website browsing history. These cookies are known as tracking cookies and shouldn't be confused with cookies set by legitimate websites. Staying safe on the Internet should always be your top priority and in doing so, your encounters with such cookies will be kept to a minimum. A 'Do Not Track' feature is now provided by web browsers to help protect your privacy online. If you want to change the settings for this feature in your web browser, click the appropriate button below.

Websites utilizing cookies are now requested by European legislation, as of 2011, to notify users that cookies are being used. It's then up to the user to accept or deny this usage. Cookies can be modified and deleted only by the websites that created them, but you as the user of your web browser also have the ability to delete them. To find out how for your specific web browser, please click the appropriate button below.

The 'Do Not Track' Feature Removing Cookies

What Is Offline Data?

Offline data, also known as a cache, is a small text-based file, up to 5 megabytes (5 MB) in size, that's stored locally to your computer in much the same way as Internet cookies. Although cache is stored by your web browser, the cache itself is stored inside a temporary Internet files section of your computer's hard drive.

A relatively new tool given to website developers is an application cache, also known as a cache manifest. It allows for a website to store its files locally onto a visitor's computer. Because these files are now stored onto that computer, the website can then simply retrieve these cached files without you having to download them again. This saves bandwidth on both ends as no data is being sent back and forth (between your computer and the web server storing the website's files), and time because cached files load in a fraction of the time it takes to download those files again. Additionally, because these files have been cached, you can now browse those webpages even without an Internet connection. Examples of files that can be cached are images, CSS stylesheets, JavaScript files and even entire webpages.

Such a feature is highly favorable for mobile devices where bandwidth is a definite concern, but can be taken advantage of by any modern web browser on any platform. For instance, all desktop web browsers support the cache manifest feature, starting from Google Chrome 4, Mozilla Firefox 3.5, Opera 10.5, Internet Explorer 9 and Safari 4.

Developers of websites that utilize this feature have the ability to modify and delete the cache file. Should a cache manifest be updated, your web browser will detect this automatically and download the updated version. Like cookies, you can choose to delete this cache too, and opt out should you wish to do so. To change the settings for offline data, click the button below.

Offline Data Settings

How Does DylRicho Use Cookies and Offline Data?

DylRicho doesn't currently use Internet cookies in any way, shape or form, but it does utilize the cache manifest feature offered by newer web browsers. The size of this cache file is currently 762 kB.

The cache contains two images (412.3 kB), five script files (120.42 kB) and two web font files (64.6 kB).

Remove Data Set by DylRicho

You can remove the data set by this website using the button below. Due to the absence of Internet cookies, only the cache manifest will be deleted. It's also worth noting that unless you choose to opt out of offline data, the cache will be downloaded again upon your next visit.

Delete All Data Set by DylRicho