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Re: Advice please


I don't pretend to be knowledgable on the subject of cookies (except
perhaps chocolate chip) but I don't think they are generally all that
bad. It's my understanding that cookies are sort of like crumbs leaving
a trail back to where you were but in a different way than your History
or Temporary Internet Files do.

Frequently you will find a website saying that you have to have cookies
enabled to utilize the tools on their site. They use them like a
placeholder or a little crumb of memory. I remember needing them to be
able to use my bank online. Of course, most cookies seem to be nothing
more than innocuous little .gifs and such, but I guess there is the
occasional intrusive type.

Hopefully someone who really knows their stuff will chime in, but so far I can say that I don't think I've had a problem with them.

neIN, Zone 5

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Cathy Carpenter <cathy.c@insightbb.com>
> Since so many of you are far more knowledgeable than I,  
> technologically, I ask for advice on "cookies". I instructed my  
> computer to reject them. Now I find that many sites, including Yahoo  
> groups, will not allow me access unless I remove my block. Therefore,  
> should I do it? What are the pros and cons of allowing cookies in?
> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
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