COOKIES - What Are They!!

Cookies, not the kind that Mom makes, but the computer type, what are they and where do they come from. Well let's give you a quick and easy explanation of what they are, where they came from and how to get rid of them.

Cookies are a very small text file placed on your hard drive by a Web Page server. It is essentially your identification card, and cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses - good news. They are uniquely yours and can only be read by the server that gave it to you.They are used to store your information that you furnished on one of your visits to that Web Page.

Cookies Can Save You Time

If you personalize pages, or register for products or services, a cookie helps to remember who you are. Next time you return, they know to show you the information you requested. Or, when you register for another product or service, all you need to do is type in your e-mail address and a password. We then fill in any questions you've already answered. Of course, if you never register or leave personal information, then the server only knows that someone with your cookie has returned to the Web site. You are in charge of deciding whether we know anything about you. But the more you tell us about yourself, the more we can help you find information or products you want.

How to clear (delete) those cookies fast and easy

1. Close all WebPages

2. Go to Start on your PC

3. Go to Control Panel

4. Go to Internet Options (Windows XP ? Network and Internet Options)

5. Click the General

6. Select Temporary Internet Files Delete Cookies and Delete Files Click OK

If you do frequent work on your computer. It is a good idea to clean out the cookies daily.

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