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Message started by CB on May 31st, 2012, 12:15pm

Title: Cookies
Post by CB on May 31st, 2012, 12:15pm

I understand Cookies are no longer legal and you can remove them from your computer -How?

Title: Re: Cookies
Post by Dickie Mint on May 31st, 2012, 12:47pm

Not actually true!
From 26th May EU law says, in effect, websites must give you the choice of accepting cookies, and telling you what ones they use.  More here:
Some cookies are useful, some track you for placing adverts.  The useful ones store information to enable an easier log on the next time you visit.  The tracking ones are the pain, they want to see where you go and then put up ads geared to what they think your tastes are.
This website   tells you how to find and get rid of cookies you don't want.

If you use Firefox you can get an addon - Do Not Track (DNT - that gives you a box in the taskbar to accept or reject cookies.


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