Tracking cookies are used by a number of different websites these days. It is no longer a secret that ads might use them as well. EPilot is one of the tracking cookies you may encounter if you browse the web every day. You might find it placed under Cookies on your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome after your short visit to a website using this tracking cookie or after clicking on a certain commercial advertisement that uses it to obtain more information about those users who have found the advertisement interesting and clicked on it. Tracking cookies do not act like ordinary programs users can download from the web and then install on their computers. They are only small plain text files that contain preferences and some other information. These preferences are read by the server that has placed the cookie on the browser. Usually, cookies are used to store non-personally identifiable information related to users’ interests, activities they perform on the web, and their habits. Theoretically, the collected information may be also shared with third parties, specialists say. You will not necessarily be informed about that. Therefore, if you do not agree to share any information with third parties, you should delete EPilot today. We will tell you more about its removal in the very last paragraph.
Generally speaking, all tracking cookies are used to store information, but different cookies keep different information. As for the EPilot tracking cookie, it may be used to understand better how people use the service. Also, it may record search parameters, popular search categories, and links clicked. Third, it may be placed on your web browser seeking to get some information about advertisement views and clicks. In this case, the collected information helps the advertiser to find out more about your interests and present you with more relevant commercial advertisements the next time. Finally, it may store the time you spend on a certain website and some technical details about your computer. These details include your OS type, hardware model, information regarding location, and even IP address. As you can see, EPilot does not record any personally-identifiable information, but, according to specialists, there is a slight possibility that the stored information might be disclosed to third parties. Most likely, users are not informed about that at all. If you feel bad knowing that services/companies you know nothing about might receive some information about you, you should delete EPilot right away. It does not mean that EPilot is malicious, but you have the freedom to eliminate it from your computer if you do not trust it, you do not want it to keep any information about you, and you simply do not know where it has come from.
You will remove EPilot from your web browser with a few simple steps (check our instructions provided below). Alternatively, if you prefer automated malware remover method over the manual one, you can use an antimalware scanner instead – it should detect and remove this tracking cookie for you even though it is not called malware by researchers.