Learn more about computer cookies and how to improve online privacy and security with a delicious cookie recipe made by pastry chef and influencer Alma Obregón.
A recent investigation by Avast revealed that more than half of Spaniards (57%) admit not knowing what cookies are for, while 60% acknowledge that they accept cookies from the websites they visit even without knowing about them. For this reason, in collaboration with renowned pastry chef and influencer Alma Obregón, Avast has promoted the #AcceptAllCookies? with the aim of making users aware of digital cookies, and helping them understand the correct use of them, and thus protecting their digital freedom.
But what are cookies?
Alma Obregón prepares us some delicious cookies with almonds, lemon, and cinnamon. As he adds the ingredients for his recipe, he explains everything we should be aware of about cookies, always adding a pinch of privacy and a few teaspoons of care when browsing online.
Cookies are “crumbs” of computer code that remain stored when the user navigates through websites. These computer cookies practically track user behavior and collect their information in order to improve the browsing experience. Many can be safe and useful, as they help remember user data such as preferences or your login information. Some are also used by advertisers to display personalized ads and offers.
How do Spanish users behave with digital cookies?
Although it is beneficial to delete cookies when browsing online, 46% of website visitors do nothing about cookies while 39% delete them manually. Only 16% use specific software that helps eliminate them automatically.
One in 5 respondents have admitted to not being sure whether cookies are good or bad. However, 80% have shown a high interest in knowing more about cookies, how they work and what it means to accept or reject them.
Perhaps not all cookies leave a good taste in the mouth, so let’s take a look with Alma Obregón about these in their “digital” version, which are the ones that are responsible for collecting information from users on the Internet.
“In a world in which we are increasingly connected and in which new technologies play a leading role in our daily lives, we don’t always know how to navigate safely,” says Alma Obregón. “When we hear the term “cookies,” we think more about cookies than about what it really means to accept digital cookies. That is why I am so excited to participate in this campaign with Avast and help spread the word about digital cookies and how to manage them correctly. In the end, it’s about browsing the Internet the same way we navigate a recipe: paying attention to the details, being careful, and always adding a good spoonful of prudence.”
Alma Obregón has presented to us in a simple way what computer cookies are while she cooks her delicious almond, lemon, and cinnamon cookies, do you dare?
Avast’s mission is to protect everyone’s digital freedom, and that includes helping you understand what digital cookies are and therefore being able to browse the Internet in the safest way possible. So let’s put on the table our recipe to improve your privacy while browsing online. Let’s do it!
1. Have the necessary ingredients
Some websites will allow you to control which cookies to accept or reject through a pop-up window. The correct thing is to accept only the cookies necessary for the operation of the website, such as language or region, and reject those that are related to advertisements.
2. Add a pinch of security
The secret ingredient in this recipe is to add a security solution that helps you control and protect your privacy like Avast Secure Browser, which blocks third-party cookies and will allow you to prevent websites from tracking your information and thus minimize online surveillance. by companies.
3. Let’s prepare the oven
Set the “oven” before surfing online. Manage the cookies you want to accept and reject from your browser or choose a safe and trusted browser with anti-tracking technology.
4. Finally, it’s time to clean
Always remember to delete your cookies from the “Browsing history” menu. Do this periodically as cookies will be reloaded as soon as you visit a website again and will accumulate as you browse.
Now that you know what cookies are, as well as how good or bad they can be when browsing the Internet, you are ready to follow the recipe to stay safe and private online while enjoying the delicious cookies that Alma Obregón has presented to us today. . And remember, do not forget to configure the use of your cookies in your browser because if there are too many… They could fill you up!
All ready? Obtain here the complete exclusive recipe for Alma Obregón’s almond, lemon, and cinnamon cookies.
Ingredients and allergens
Allergen information. For allergens, including those cereals that contain gluten, see ingredients in bold.
Wheat flour, butter (milk), whole cane sugar (panela), white sugar, egg, almond extract, baking soda, almonds, cinnamon, and lemon zest.