A Consumerist Reader Shares Striking Information About Online Shopping and Browser Cookies


When shopping online, a typical consumer doesn’t usually consider browser cookies when searching the Internet for the best deal. But according to The Consumerist, your browsing history plays a role in the prices you see when a website thinks you’re a new visitor versus a frequent customer.

Cookies are pieces of data stored on your computer while visiting a website, data that websites can use to their advantage. For example, a Consumerist reader sent in screen shots of before and after he cleared the cookies out of his browser while shopping for a car rental.

To see just how different the price results were, visit The Consumerist – What a Difference A Few Browser Cookies Can Make When You Shop.  For a refresher on how to delete cookies out of several different browsers, click here.

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