Why is the Endpoint detecting cookies on my computer

What is a cookie

Cookies are small files that websites put on your computer hard disk drive when you first visit. While it is possible to misuse a cookie in cases where there is personal data in it, cookies by themselves are not malicious.

The main purpose of cookies is to identify users and possibly prepare customized web pages for them. When you enter a web site using cookies, you may be asked to fill in a form providing such information as your name and interests. This information is sent to your web browser as a cookie file. The next time you go to the same web site, your browser will send the cookie to the web server. The server can use this information to present you with custom web pages.

If you don’t want to use cookies you can check the settings of Internet Explorer browser to accept/deny the cookie file. More information can be found at: 

If you are using a Mozilla Firefox browser, you can find more information at: 

More information about cookie files can be found at: 

In order to disable cookie scanning for iSheriff Antivirus please follow the steps below:

Log into the iSheriff cloud management console and go to:


Filter Management à Overview à Edit policy à Endpoint à Antivirus



Scanning Cookies is a policy base setting so changes need to be made per policy assignment.

Expand Scanner Objects

Uncheck the option for Scan Cookies

Click Save at the bottom of the page to make changes permanent.