Do you know what Engage is?
Engage is an old tracking cookie that some users might still come across while surfing the Internet. Our cybersecurity specialists say it is not malicious or dangerous. Its task is to gather information about user’s browsing habits to serve more relatable advertising content while browsing. If you do not want to have cookies that could track your behavior online, you should merely erase Engage from your browser. For users who do not know how to get rid of cookies at all, we prepared a little removal guide available below the text to explain how to delete them. For more information about this tracking cookie, we would advise reading the rest of this report. Should you have more questions about it, do not forget you could leave us a comment at the end of this page.
Tracking or other cookies settle in when visiting various web pages. Many websites show messages to warn the user they are using such files, so it is not like they enter the system without the user’s knowledge. Plus, as you can see from taking a look at the removal guide available below, it is not difficult to remove unwanted cookies after visiting the site containing them. On the other hand, if you find the web page you entered is using tracking or other cookies you do not want to settle in on your browser you could leave the website.
Most of the cookies are harmless, but there are also ones that gather personally identifiable information or in other words data which could identify a person. Since such information might be shared with various third parties, cookies gathering non-anonymous information can place the user’s privacy at risk. However, our researchers say Engage does not collect any data that might be personal and so cannot be considered as malicious. Still, it can track your browsing habits, for example, record your search keywords, clicked advertisements, and so on. Some users do not like being monitored even if the gathered data is not personal. If you happen to be one of them we would advise deleting Engage with no hesitation.
As we said earlier, we will provide a removal guide showing how to eliminate the tracking cookie in question manually. Thus, if who decide to erase Engage could learn how to delete it from major browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome by taking a look at the steps added below this paragraph. What you should know is if you visit websites using this tracing cookie ever again, it could settle in on your browser once more, which is why we would recommend being cautious if you want to avoid it.
- Open the browser.
- Tap the Customize and control Google Chrome button.
- Choose Settings.
- Slide below and pick Advanced.
- Look for Privacy and security section.
- Select Clear browsing data.
- Choose Cookies and other site data.
- Press the Clear data button.
- Relaunch the browser.
- Launch Mozilla Firefox.
- Click the Open menu button.
- Choose Privacy & Security.
- Look for the Cookies and Site Data section.
- Click Manage Data if you want to remove Engage alone.
- Find it in the provided list, select it and press the Remove Selected button.
- Press Save Changes and exit.
- If you want to erase all cookies, press the Clear Data button under the Cookies and Site data section and select Clear.
- Relaunch the browser.
- Launch the browser.
- Press Alt+X.
- Select Internet Options.
- Choose the General tab and look at the Browsing History section.
- Click the Delete button and select Cookies and website data.
- Choose Delete and relaunch the browser.
In non-techie terms:
Engage is a tracking cookie, which means it might collect information like what websites you visit or what advertisements you interact with. Usually, such data is essential to serve various types of advertisements that would be more interesting to the user. In other words, it could be used to generate targeted ads. If you do not like being tracked while you surf the Internet and do not care whether the ads you see are relatable or not, you should erase this tracking cookie. The process is not as complicated as some users may imagine. Also, if you have no idea where to start we can offer our removal guide that will explain how to get rid of the unwanted cookie, all you have to do is take a look at the steps located a bit above this paragraph. In case you need further assistance or have other questions about the browser’s component in question, you could leave a message in the comments section available below this text.