Web based applications that can be operated by web browsers on computer desktop usually send an encrypted information, an HTTP cookie, a small data request from the website to store in information on the web browser. This browser cookie can be utilized by the website webmaster to draw analyses from the stored data on the computer desktop. A browser from specific IP address may put a request for same web page or other inner pages of the website the stored cookie on the browser will forward the entire previous history to the web server. It will enable the server to record the website usage and the visitor’s webpage impressions. The entire activity gets to the notice of the web server even for the slightest activity conducted by a visitor on the web pages such as clicking online applications for products and services or changing pages to refer.
For several reasons, the web servers may find interest in the visiting browser histories, for that matter, tracking cookies or third party cookies are deployed with HTTPS, and it is quite commonly done by merchant sites for commercial purpose and to conduct the market analysis. Although it is a known technical fact that the cookies never carry viruses or install malware on the host computer, the users’ concerns have propelled the lawmakers in the West such as Europe, and America provides legal protection over the Internet to enhance better privacy.
On the commercial up front, merchant sites take personal information and such sensitive material which includes financial transaction will require encryption as well. To know that whether the user has logged in and if so with which account details, a right sort of authentication becomes essential and so, authentication cookies are put to use and security levels are dependent at all stages, the security of the issuing website, user web browser and the encrypted cookie data. The web server may use advanced security encryption to protect the picked up data of the web browser from hackers.