What is a Cookie and Why Should You Care?
What Are They Doing With Cookies?
What Could They Do With Cookies?
What Can't They Do With Cookies?
How do I Find Out What Cookies I Have Already Accepted?
# Netscape HTTP Cookie File # http://www.netscape.com/newsref/std/cookie_spec.html # This is a generated file! Do not edit. .excite.com TRUE / FALSE 946641600 UID BC448EF6373C74E5 .infoseek.com TRUE / FALSE 897102622 InfoseekUserId 586C3C61E0C8AFA0FF504C9706ACE5F2 .hotwired.com TRUE / FALSE 946684799 p_uniqid zo9KnNNNzcqm6/s29D
This cookie file is for an imaginary person who has visited Excite, Infoseek, and HotWired, which you probably already figured out. The rest of each line is code which can be decrypted by the database which receives and stores information at the server side. You have no way of knowing what the code represents or what other information they have linked to your ID.
How do I Stop Cookies?
So What's the Bottom Line?
Recommended Articles about Cookies
Barr, Christopher. "The Truth about cookies." C|Net.
Michelsen, Greg; Rein, Lisa. "Five reasons people find cookies objectionable &
how to address them." Netscape World, February 1997.
Negrino, Tom. "Netsmart: The Cookie Trade." Macworld. (Macworld Online Special Report.).
Sullivan, Eamonn. "Are Web-based cookies a treat or a recipe for trouble?" PC Week,
June 26, 1996.
URL: http://www.cdt.org/ (choose "Privacy Demonstration Page"), or try going in directly for a different response, at: http://13x.com/cgi-bin/cdt/snoop.pl
If you use one of the major internet access providers, such as America Online, Compuserve, MSN, or Prodigy, you might want to also look at the CDT's "Online Services Policies Chart," which show the approach taken by the major providers toward the privacy of their clients and sharing of the clients' personal information. URL: http://www.cdt.com/privacy/online_services/chart.html
Date last modified: September 12, 1997.
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