Thank you Spider, I'll check out the cookie program. BTW, another netsky virus attempt came through on my old 24hoursupport sneakemail address at yyixi001@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx pretending to be from *you* (possibly sent earlier and saved by sneakemail server until I reactivated it, and then sent on to me here at my undisclosed web-based email server) and titled 'Sex Pictures'. I've already replied to Fuzzy Logic's answer to me, with a request to the forum moderator/owner to activate my new dedicated sneakemail 24hoursupport address at gjacinz02@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx and I'm getting tired real fast of being 'hit on' by the netsky virus-infected computer, so I think after I hit 'reply' to this, I will simply go to my sneakemail account and delete yyixi001@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx permanently, and hope to hear back from the moderator or forum with an activation message, when the new address can finally be registered. This will be the last message I ever send/receive for yyixi001@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx Bye. --- "Spider spider1-at-tampabay.rr.com |24hoursupport/1.0-Allow|" <gulthx3h1w0t@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 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. Spider http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/spiderweb1.htm -----Original Message----- From: 24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of yyixi001@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 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. 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. _____________________________________________________________ http://www.LocalStreets.com - A Localized Shopping Search Engine 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.