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These security problems are corrected when they are discovered but that, of course, means updating appropriate software and more security problems are being discovered and exploited all the time.
Cookies.What, you may ask, are Cookies?
Cookies are small bits of information which are written on your hard drive by many of the web sites that you may visit. Some are fairly inocuous such as your preferred options for a particular site but some keep track of your visits and all the cookies on your computer will eventually provide a profile of your browsing habits - where you've been, how often, for how long, what you may have purchased, your e-mail address and so on.
Needless to say I choose not to accept any Cookies and you could do the same. The choice is yours.