[24hoursupport] Re: cookies

  • From: "William B. Lurie" <billurie@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 02 May 2004 12:25:09 -0400

Thanks for the lead.....I went there to download it,
but found it is only useful for Internet Explorer. I
use IE only one those once-a-year occasions when
the site requires it, and Netscape or Mozilla are
not supported.
`````            Bill Lurie

Spider wrote:

>Of all the things that you are vulnerable to on the Internet these days,
>cookies would have to rank at the bottom of the list.  They generally are
>not harmful and in most cases are actually helpful in websites that you
>visit frequently.  They have the ability to let you customize the look of a
>website and "remember" your settings each time you visit.  IMHO the best
>setting for IE in Tools / Internet Options on the privacy tab is to choose
>"Custom" settings.  Over ride IE's cookie handling and set it to accept 1st
>party cookies and block 3rd party cookies.  Third party cookies are where
>you will get most of the tracking cookies that are detected by
>spybot/ad-aware scans.  My favorite free software for controlling cookies is
>called Cookie Wall by Analog X.  You can get it here:
>http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/network/cookie.htm  I just let it
>run on startup and occasionally open it up and look at the cookies it
>gathers.  If they are sites I visit regularly I move them to the right side
>and keep them.  If they are obvious advertising type of cookies I move them
>to the left to block them.  I simply delete all others occasionally.  I like
>it because it allows me to purge my system of most cookies without having to
>delete the ones I know I want.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: 24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>[mailto:24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
>Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 8:44 PM
>To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [24hoursupport] cookies
>Everytime I use IE and surf, I end up with cookies with my first initial and
>last name on them. I want to anonymize this. Where do I find this entry in
>my pc and change it to a meaningless ID? I am running Windows 98.

                   William B. Lurie

For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, 
please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/

To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 
"unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.

Other related posts: