How do I know that clicking on an "Accept cookies" Tab is not a link to a virus?

oliveben

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Dear all.

How do I know that clicking on an "Accept cookies" Tab is not a link to a virus?

God bless you all.

Olive.
 

Cycloid Torus

Stone age computing - click on the rock below..
Honestly, you don't.... always obey the 'wild west' rules. You can take steps to minimize. I hover over the notice and in the lower left of the browser window, I have a readout of where the link goes. I inspect that for 'https' and logic (I.e., no links to Russia, Romania, etc.). I also rely on the developing security of my browser (Chrome v79) - others may choose Firefox or Opera - and on my several layers of 'real time' protection.

I would say that I skip connecting to a couple of funky sites each day. Your mileage may vary. Using a 'regular user' account (no admin privileges) is extra work, but recommended for explorers.

I bet there are others with even better ideas.
 
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oliveben

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This is very helpful, thank you. I had a similar question on my mind for months about Java updates. Are they genuine? I was advised to visit the official Java website for updates or stop using Java. God bless you. Many thanks. Good reply.
 
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jobeard

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Re cookies; typically the ACCEPT button is not a direct access to any URL so it does disclose itself with a hovering mouse over. Instead, its an internal javascript action that adds a tag to the next web action with the server.
 
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