What is the Rc::C Cookie? (Must-Know Information)

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Websites can get flooded with requests from millions of locations simultaneously. Within this surge of requests are bots seeking to abuse or spam businesses and users. That is where cookies like the Rc::C cookie come into play. So, what is the Rc::C cookie?

Google uses the Rc::C cookie to distinguish between humans and bots within the endless requests that come flooding in. Without this filter, bots would be free to abuse a website’s services and potentially harm users and site owners.

This article will cover the essential function of the Rc::C cookie, how it protects sites and users, and how long it lasts on a browser before expiring.

Let’s get started.

We’ve all shared the experience of trying to enter a site and seeing a screen with a check box that reads something like “click to verify you are human.” Google implements this function to filter out requests from bots.

More specifically, this filter is part of Google reCAPTCHA, and cookies like Rc::C create this filter to protect sites from bots. While it may seem unnecessary or tedious at times, that verification box goes a long way in keeping a site secure for both the owner and users.

Without being able to distinguish between bots and humans, sites would be overloaded with requests. Nobody would be able to use it, and the site would likely experience many crashes and inconveniences for the owner and all users.

In addition, bots would have free reign to make requests with malicious or spamming intentions. The Rc::C cookie is one part of the crucial filter by Google reCAPTCHA that maintains an operable environment for all sites.

As part of the CAPTCHA, the Rc::C cookie will work to read and filter out requests from bots trying to enter a given website. This cookie lasts on a browser only for the given session to maintain higher security and filtering.

The cookie lasts only one session to ensure that only specific requests can pass through the filter. By doing so, each time there is a request, the cookie must be replaced and again distinguished as a human or a bot.

This cookie is only designed for filtering and does not collect additional personal information from a user’s browser.

Final Words

We owe many thanks to cookies like the Rc::C cookie and the role filters like Google reCAPTCHA play in keeping sites safe and usable. By distinguishing between human and bot requests, sites remain operable and keep out spam and malicious intent.

Your business can utilize Google ReCAPTCHA to ensure an acceptable level of security and to mitigate problems you have with bots. That being said, the cookies on your website do need to be compliant with all relevant laws.

At Captain Compliance, we can help your business ensure compliance with all relevant laws.

By enlisting our help, you make the necessary security filter and ensure you remain in line with all data privacy regulations affecting your business.

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