Re: Who"s sending the cookies?
Date: 12 Apr 2005 00:48:05 EDT
> Whoa...While the philosophical discussion is...uh..riveting...let's
> get back on target..my original question was...who...aside from the
> marketing company is responsible for the cookie (be it good, bad,
> evil, or double-double chocolate chip) or spyware for that matter...
> Yes, Doubleclick or some Spyware product may be directly responsible
> but who's putting them up to it? Or could it be a friend, relative,
> lover, cat, or the lizard who has taken up residence on my front
> porch? How can I find out?
One method to detect the who can be resolved fairly easy by looking at
the http logs and look at the file creation times. The how can be more
difficult. The cookie could be stored as a legitimate mechanism or it
can be set via activeX controls (like AvenueA), flash or even quicktime.
Tracking down the specific mechanism can be problematic but usually
can be determined if one is persistent. Session cookies don't bother
me, they go poof when I close my browser. Persistent cookies I
eliminate with vengeance, usually prohibiting the site from any future
... not it really harms your computer. ... Spyware sits very quietly and tracks things, ... a cookie that tells sites where you've been, ...
- Re: getting rid of spyware etc
... I'm just shooting in the dark here, but it might be that a certain cookie for ... that site where you frequent for your newsgroup was deleted because it may have ... been marked as spyware. ...
- Re: MCE upgrade problem
... Cookies are considered spyware by many anti-spyware programs. ... a cookie blocker or changed security settings to block cookies. ... Called bank they said their on line system does not recognize my computer ... Dana Cline - MCE MVP ...
- RE: PC takes forever to boot and hangs on shut down
... cookie that you may want. ... Spyware and Adware items on the list and despite how much ... you might like Kazaa, ...
- Re: standard easy way to set up a registration/logon cookie?
... simple so I don't want to use a pre packaged solution. ... control over spam and abuse, hence registration and a name/password combo. ... persistent cookies would be a good thing to allow them to stay logged in ... Then write a simple PHP module that says 'if the cookie is valid, ...