Is it justified to track your privacy through cookies?

Protect your PC - Websites tracking personal info
@ibsnet (1268)
India
June 29, 2007 2:31pm CST
Nowadays almost every websites track your computer through cookies and many trace your personal info regarding settings or your browsing habits etc through cookies. This is really very alarming to get your personal info shared with others when you are not going to know even. The scam sites share these info also to get back to your computers. Also hackers came into existence by hacking through your personal info they pick. It should be banned. Or websites should clearly declare what information they are taking from your computer. Otherwise Internet will stole your privacy. And already there are some cases registered regarding this. Some have lost all privacy this way. What's your view? Internet experts should design a rule and first declare as the terms and conditions they do, what information they are collecting from your PC.
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8 responses
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
29 Jun 07
Most legitamate sites do let you know they are tracking by using cookies and will state what they are used for. Personally I have my browser set to delete all cookies each time I close my browser which I do regularly through out the day when I'm visiting a lot of 'strange sites' such as today doing research for writing.
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@pallidyne (858)
• United States
29 Jun 07
If they say they are collecting it, and do so up front with their terms of service. Ok. Sure, go for it. Im aware of it and will dump the site if I decide they are collecting too much. If not, they are committing an act which is actually illegal in the US. And I know where to fill out the form for my states Attorney General to go after the numbnuts.
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@rupee1 (38)
• Pakistan
30 Jun 07
I totally agree to your opinion I just wonder where are the rule makers of the cyberworld, if they can provide protection to the intellectual property of the designer why they cant provide protection to the private information of the users. No doubt there is a strong need to regulate the web designing area. they should not be allowed to exploit limited knowledge of users about the site interior mechanisms. At least the declaration on the designer's end should be there to inform the users that they are being tracked for what!
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@ibsnet (1268)
• India
30 Jun 07
Very nice view, thanks for responding.
@steve9737 (918)
• Colombia
29 Jun 07
the cookies are a bad boys on Internet, I like delete them when I finish to surf on Internet, I think the cookies should be banned from internet, but I think it will not happen, every day the web master are looking new ways to track are keep a history about the surf of every people that visit their web site, I think that everyone that surf from their computer will never keep their privacy on the web, even when you got register on mylot you are giving away your personal information and when you get a payout also, so it is very hard to keep your personal information safe.
@ibsnet (1268)
• India
30 Jun 07
It is really distressing to give away our personal info to websites. Certain rules should be developed and a clear mention of tracking the informations should be developed. Thanks for response.
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@meme0907 (3481)
• United States
8 Jul 07
Hey ibs, Wow,I didn't realize exactly what cookies were I just thought it was for saving your ip address so you don't have to log in every visit. Thanks for the heads up-I guess I'll start clearing my cookis each day before I turn off the computer. +'s 2 U :D
• India
30 Jun 07
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@ryanphil01 (4185)
• Philippines
30 Jun 07
as long as there is the internet there will always be cookies around. what is good about it is that new browsers are coming out which delete cookies automatically upon exiting. i have used two browsers that will automatically get rid of histories, cookies, caches, and all private data when you log off. admittedly, it is hard to check or monitor the activities we are doing while we are online, whether our private information are being collected by unknown and unscrupulous groups of hackers or not, for most of us we remain unmindful of this.
@naadia (830)
• India
30 Jun 07
oh my god,that is not fare,anyone can view my personal info.so what about privacy!do you know any option to delete this cookies and block it in future?i am using firefox.is mylot too have cookies(actually i dont understand what is this cookies)