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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by BGBG, Sep 20, 2020.

  1. BGBG

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    When I started with computers back in Nov 1998 it seemed cookies were a bad thing. Great steps were taken to prevent them, block them, delete them, etc. Now I am wondering if cookies are really still considered bad and how to remove them if they are. They try to tell and convince you how great they are.
    Many websites I visit post big squares saying that you must allow cookies and you must say yes or tolerate the big interfering square thet asks it. If I clear them then many sites will not recognize me when I try to log in. Then I must have a list of all these and use username and password to login and again accept the cookies. I am afraid to clear the cookies for I I have read that they are not altogether bad and yet I do not want to list and track them either. What is the current thinking and procedure as far as ignoring, keeping or deleting and cleaning them out? Are they good or bad? Should I just accept and forget about them, delete and clean them periodically, or what?
     
  2. Seth Anthony

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    Deleting cookies is done by people who have no idea what cookies are, or by "computer cleaning" scam programs to make it look like they're doing something useful.

    Cookies are supposed to be there. They enhance your browsing experience in many ways.
     
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    I don't recall if I posted that, but it's great information nonetheless.
     
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    Sio I guess when the box pops up asking ypu to accpt the cookies it is OK to click ACCEPT?
     

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