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« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2009, 09:51:25 AM »

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« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2009, 11:43:05 AM »

Tracking Cookies in themselves are not normally harmful to your computer. They are most annoying though. Their purpose is to track where you have been on the internet so it is a privacy issue in that amount. They do not normally gather other private information from your computer such as passwords, your name, etc. Too many of them though can cause your internet link to bog down.

Most of these tracking cookies are associated with advertising that is on the web sites that you visit so even if you clear them from your cache the next time that you go to that web site you will get it back. Those that are received in this manner are also referred to as Third Party cookies. There is a setting in your browser to keep you from getting Third Party Cookies. In Firefox open up Tools then click on options. Now open the Privacy tab. Look down until you find the "Accept third party cookies"  and clear the checkmark from the box in front of that. Be advised though that this action can also cause you to not be allowed to get certain downloads that you may actually want from certain sites.

If you do a lot of downloading of those types it may be easier to just clear the tracking cookies more frequently.


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« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2009, 03:24:42 PM »

Hello Brother David,

I'll first say that Pastor Roger gave you excellent information.

Firefox should allow you to look at this cookie and maybe determine where it is coming from. If you learn where it's coming from, you can manually stop it with Adblock by adding the cookie name which is usually a URL address to the Adblock list. If this sounds difficult, there's an easier way to add addresses to Adblock. If you see a graphic or an add from the source giving you all the trouble, just right click the graphic or add, and a menu from Adblock will come up - just click block on the command menu and you're done. You won't see it again.

You can also click the Adblock graphic on the browser bar, and Adblock will give you a menu. One of the menu items is blockable items on the web page. It simply gives you a list of everything on the page that Adblock can block. Maybe the offending site is on the list, so you wouldn't have to check individual advertisements and graphics. Just click on the offending site and give the command to block it.

I completely agree that most tracking cookies aren't dangerous, but some of them are. Some of them can log your keystrokes and the guy on the other end might get your user names and passwords for various sites. However, I would repeat again like Pastor Roger said that most tracking cookies are simply to follow you around and serve you more advertising. As an individual, I don't want advertisers following me around and giving me more advertising, especially if I don't know if they're safe or not. I also don't know what kind of advertising they're going to send, and I refuse to put up with porn ads or otherwise dirty advertising. This is simply a matter of principle, and I refuse to have my computer loaded up with filth.

Brother David, if you keep having problems with this, please try to either get more information or send us a copy of this cookie by email. I'm sure that we can find a way to keep this off of your computer.

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