SID Cookie: What Can They Do For Users
Do you know what keeps the internet safe for us? What stops cybercriminals from stealing our information when we use websites like Google and YouTube or even when mom-and-pop shops online? One of those tools is called an SID cookie!
Did anyone ever tell you cookies could protect people, too? Well, not any old chocolate chip ones (sadly), but special cookies called 'SID.'
These SID cookies are tools on the internet that work in the background. These cookies help keep everyone safe from cyber attacks and even help deliver ads that we might be interested in.
Let’s learn more about them.
SID Cookie Explained
Imagine the SID Cookie like a superhero on your computer, watching over you while you're online. Made by tech giant Google, it helps with Google ads optimization and helps keep cyberbullies from causing any trouble.
This cookie not only guards us but they also try to be helpful! If we look at something once or twice (a car model for kids' toys or dog treats), this cookie notices that. It sends notes back home - nothing personal about us- but says, "Hey Google! My user might love some more information about cool RC race cars!"
But most importantly, these cookies are here for our safety by storing records about your Google Account ID and the last time you signed in. They notice if anyone sneaky tries to attack and have mechanisms for blocking them.
How Long Does SID Cookie Last?
The lifespan of an SID cookie is generally two years from the time it's implemented on a user’s system.
This means that unless manually removed by the user, this marketing and fraud prevention tool will remain active for two whole years to ensure continuous ad delivery, retargeting as well as protection against cybercriminal attacks.
SID cookies come with the assurance that they help not only with marketing and ad retargeting but also play a role in enhancing online security. They contain encrypted records of users' Google Account IDs and their most recent sign-in time, allowing them to handle many types of cyber threats.
Even so, these cookies aren't built to store your private or personally identifiable information (PII), ensuring your privacy as you continue browsing through internet directories safely and diligently guided by tools like SID Cookies produced by Google.
Knowing more about how essential cookies like this work can enhance our knowledge about what happens behind the scenes.