Cookies – Are They Dangerous?
Simply put, no. Cookies are small pieces of text. They are not programs, and they cannot be executed as code.
Also, they cannot be used to distribute viruses and modern internet browsers such as Internet Explorer, Safari and Chrome allow users to set their own limitations on the cookies that are stored on their hard drives.
Cookies – Can They Threaten My Privacy?
Cookies are stored on your computer and can only be read by the web server that set them. They cannot access any other information on your computer. For example, a cookie cannot read any other information saved like your email address or passwords.