Cookies are text files placed on your computer when you visit a website in order to store certain information, which normally does not compromise your privacy. Cookies can be used, among other things, to customize the Web pages you visit, or even to remember the user name and password that some pages require.
However, the use of malicious cookies on the Internet is increasing rapidly. These types of cookies can be used to track your activity online, supposedly for targeted advertising purposes.
protects your privacy by deleting the cookies that may pose a threat.