Re: "Fear" of Cookies

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Posted by MaryK on May 24, 1999 at 20:30:16:

In Reply to: Re: "Fear" of Cookies posted by drcello on May 24, 1999 at 15:57:10:

I hate to belabor the point, but I believe cookies are not as benign as the site you cited/linked us to in your previous post portrays, DrCello. I'm not a raving maniac re privacy or anything, but would prefer not to have to enable cookies to use an ICS Board.

Here's a quote from another website re cookies (I forgot to copy the URL, and will lose this message (I think) if I go look for it.

"What Use Is The Information We Reveal To Web Sites?

The information that people reveal to
each Web site they visit can be used
by system administrators to build
extensive personal profiles of visitors.
By automatically placing a Cookie on
visitors' Web browsers, Servers
register data on the Cookie. This
allows administrators to view the
history of site's users has last visited
before they enter that site, the
advertisements they have viewed and
the online transactions they have
conducted. Again, sites can only
access cookies from their own domain.
While Cookies can be useful in some
situations (for example, in saving a
user's password to a particular site),
some people constitute this as
invasion of privacy. Remember a web
site only knows the data that you have

I won't post again re cookies.

Thanks for all your hard work on ICS's behalf, DrCello.


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