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Re: Advice please

If you do decide to allow them... You can periodically clean out your  cookie 
file along with your Internet cache (temp Internet files)
In a message dated 2/9/2006 5:53:58 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
kmrsy@comcast.net writes:


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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