Tag Archives: cookies

Tracking cookies ravage Grand Rapids

We borrowed a trick from another newsletter: an attention grabbing headline. Actually this is not about Grand Rapids, it’s about you and tracking cookies. Tracking cookies is an ominous sounding name for a rather innocuous text file. Cookies are text files. Tracking cookies are text files. What’s the difference? If you listen to anti-spyware companies… Read More »

Cookie facts

Few things stir up heated and spirited debates more than Web cookies. Anti-spyware sites like to hammer cookies because, well because, it gives them something to hammer on. But, are cookies really in the same league with spyware, adware, malware and hijackers? Hardly. They don’t contain any mechanism to download software on your computer, they… Read More »

Cookies – not the kind you eat

Charlie thinks we take cookies too lightly I’ve read your opinion about cookies and I think you don’t realize their danger. My security program often warns me of threats and many of them are tracking cookies. I think you’d do your readers a better service by showing a little more concern about cookies. They’re not… Read More »

Tracking cookies? Oh no!

Jim asks about tracking cookies I recently switched from IE8 to Firefox. When I run SUPERAntiSpyware, it finds about 200 tracking cookies each day. They all seem to be related to Firefox. I never encountered this in IE8. You have previously educated me not to be worried about cookies, but are tracking cookies different? I… Read More »