Cookies ?

Andre' Kesteloot
Tue, 05 Sep 2000 14:20:37 -0400

William Hansell wrote:

> You may have to choose
> between convenience and privacy.  How many of us have totally disabled all
> internet cookies on our machines?  Do you know what all of those cookies are
> doing?

You do not want to disable the cookies, as some servers get nervous if you do.
a) use a text editor and cut out all the stuff in your cookies files,
b) write a short phrase to that file  ("I love chocolate" is a good possibility)

c) save it
d) now, change the attribute (ATTRIB) of the cookies file to make it a "read
only" file.
e) Then the cookies, which remain in RAM until the end of the session, have
nowhere to go when you turn off your computer  :-)