By Marcus Leach

Internet giants Google have teamed up with Citizens Advice to launch a website that offers consumers advice concerning online security and privacy issues.

The website, 'Good to Know' covers a multitude of issues, from basics in setting passwords, to understanding just what cookies are and how they work. The site is aimed at users of computers at all levels and will be run in conjunction with a series of adverts.

Research by Ofcom's consumers communications panel showed that 26% of UK internet users had concerns about the safety of their personal details, 14% were worried about privacy and 13% about fraud.

"We are delighted to be working in partnership with Google," Gillian Guy, chief executive of Citizens Advice, said.

"Citizens Advice is all about straightforward, simple advice on the issues that matter, so helping people take control of their safety and privacy online is right up our street."

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