February 7, 2007 12:15am CST
Hi this one is especially for those that do not understand that much english to try and help them to understand the computer a bit more A "cookie" is an Internet site's way of keeping track of you. It's a small program built into a web page you might visit. Typically you won't know when you are receiving cookies. Ideally a cookie could make your surfing easier by identifying you, tracking sites you visit, topics you search, and get a general feel for your preferences. This can make surfing easier, faster, more personal, and more efficient. It can also be used to collect your e-mail address for marketing (spamming) purposes. You can set your browser to warn you before you accept cookies or not accept them at all. Check your (advanced)browser settings. Keep in mind that some secure sites, such as stock trading sites, won't work if you don't accept their cookies. Also they recommend that you should clean your cookies and history every 2-3 weeks.