sites with cookies!!............

@Kylalynn (1773)
South Africa
December 4, 2006 3:50pm CST
Often when I visiting sites on the internet, I will read 'we use cookies, if your computer is barred from accepting cookies, please undo'. Can someone tell me what is a cookie, and should I accept sites that use them.? Will really appreciate some info on this one.
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@srhelmer (6934)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
4 Dec 06
A cookie is a specific message or setting saved to your computer by a web site. They aren't always bad. Most save specific settings, such as sports sites that remember your favorite teams and put those toward the top. Other's however, share some of your personal information and those are the ones you need to worry about.
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@Kylalynn (1773)
• South Africa
4 Dec 06
Thankyou very much. I have learnt something here to-day. I will have to determine who is safe.
• Austria
4 Dec 06
Cookie is a program that remembers the sites you have visited. They are important in some ways but most of the scam websites are using them to get inside private accounts. Be careful
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@Kylalynn (1773)
• South Africa
4 Dec 06
Thankyou. I did not even know that it was a program. I will be careful. Once again, thankyou