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If you have concerns or want to know more, you can learn more about how we safeguard the information in cookies.
How do cookies work?
Flash cookies are another kind of cookie we use for security. When you sign in, we create a Flash cookie that gives your computer a unique ID. The next time you sign in, the Flash cookie confirms your computer as a trusted source.
Do I need to change my web browser's cookie setting?
Probably not—most cookies are "session cookies" that automatically disappear from your hard drive once you sign out or close your web browser. The cookies that stay on your computer identify you to the site when you return, so you can continue where you left off. Without the cookie file, we wouldn't recognize you when you came back, so you'd need to reenter your data each time.
Accepting or deleting cookies in your web browser
Each type of web browser has its own way of managing cookies.
To make sure eBay’s features (including signing in) work properly:
Managing Flash cookies
As with browser cookies, we recommend you don’t delete Flash cookies. If you delete Flash cookies, you may need to enter verification information more frequently for security reasons.
If you need to delete Flash cookies for technical or security reasons, or to eliminate browser slowness, here's what to do:
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