Scouts-L Mail Archive for September of 1999: Re: Wiccan site and cookies
Re: Wiccan site and cookies
Tue, 7 Sep 1999 07:40:40 -0700
Remember - one thing that coookies are used for are for maintaining the
"state" of a web site as a user enters and leaves the site. This means
things like "remembering" you userid and password, personalized web pages
(like at cnn.com or the weather channel), etc. If you diable cookies, many
of these features will not be available to you. Of course the question is
whether those "benefits" outweigh all of the "costs" of cookies. (Remember -
collecting data on you is nothing new - you would be suprised what the
credit bureaus know about you).
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scouts-L Youth Group List [mailto:Scouts-L@listserv.tcu.edu]On
> Behalf Of Laura Ballard-Scott
> Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 1999 7:24 AM
> To: SCOUTS-L@LISTSERV.TCU.EDU
> Subject: Re: Wiccan site and cookies
> In a message dated 9/7/99 9:06:14 AM Central Daylight Time,
> << I think everyone should start their Internet Explorer and
> select <VIEW>, <Internet>, <Options>, <Advanced>, scroll
> down to "Security" and check either "Prompt before accepting
> cookies" or "Disable all cookie use"
> I think everyone should go to Netscape Navigator and select
> <EDIT>, <Preferences>, <Advanced> and select either "accept
> only cookies that get sent back to the originating server"
> or, "Disable cookies" AND check the box marked: "Warn me
> before accepting a cookie". >
> Just wanted to let all know that I did this once. Now I surf
> the Web a
> lot....because I get paid for it....and so many of the sites
> I got sick of the little warning window that pops up. To be
> frank, the thing
> got on my nerves in a big way. It was not worth it to me
> when I could simply
> go in daily and clean these things out in seconds. However,
> if you are only
> an occasional surfer of the Web Rich's advice is very good.
> Maybe, some of
> our technological gurus have an opinion on this.