August 24th, 2003, 10:26 PM
In terms of security, whats your take on disabling cookies? Pros and Cons.
August 24th, 2003, 10:31 PM
If you block all cookies your box will be really secure agaist spy/adware and other unwanted problems getting on your PC, but unfortunatly there are a lot of sites around that require cookies to not blocked in order to work properly. Like this one.
There are happy mediums when dealing with setting levels for cookies.
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August 25th, 2003, 01:26 AM
Explain these mediums you talk about. I think your talking about High, Medium High, Medium,etc. I bypassed those settings because I dont know what Frist party cookies are and how they differ from Third party cookies.
August 25th, 2003, 01:35 AM
A first-party cookie either originates on or is sent to the Web site you are currently viewing. These cookies are commonly used to store information, such as your preferences when visiting that site.
\"it is better to stay silent and appear stupid then to speak and remove all doubt\"
August 25th, 2003, 01:50 AM
OK......It depends on your software, but you are safer to block persistent cookies. This is stuff that remains on your box.
I use a (free) product from BillPstudios called "WinPatrol", this has an excellent "cookie" manager..........sorry, I do not have the link, you will have to google for it
There are a number of cookie management progs around......many are free........ideally they accept the cookie then delete it.......this allows stuff to work, but does not permit any subsequent use of the cookie.
You have to be careful with some sites, as the cookie may contain logon/user /password info.....I consider that to be sufficient of a security compromise to ignore the site entirely!
Hope this helps
August 25th, 2003, 04:49 AM
ideally it would be best to block all cookies and then enable just what u need to use the sites u usually visit.
some of the sites that put cookies on ur system actually work just as well with cookies disabled. mainly the ones that will not work well would be the ones that require a login. so like for antionline, if u r only reading and not posting then it would make sense not enable cookies. if u trust the site then cookies would not be a problem.
So bascially it all depends on how much protection u want and what privacy u are willing to forego for added features.