COOKIES. INTERNET COOKIES What are they Where are they found What should you do about them.

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  • COOKIES

  • INTERNET COOKIESWhat are theyWhere are they foundWhat should you do about them

  • INTERNET COOKIESMISCONCEPTIONA SMALL PROGRAMSEARCHES FOR PERSONAL INFORMATIONCAN HARM YOUR COMPUTERIDENTIFIES YOU TO BUISINESSES

  • INTERNET COOKIESACTUAL DEFINITIONShort pieces of data used by web servers to help identify web usersPlaced on your hard drive by serverIdentifies your IP address during your visitHelpful on shopping sites

  • INTERNET COOKIESWEB BROWSER REQUESTS A FILE FROM A SERVERIF NO COOKIE, SERVER ISSUES ONECOOKIE IS SENT TO SERVER- IF ALREADY EXISTENTSERVER READS COOKIE AND SENDS IT BACK WITH UPDATE

  • INTERNET COOKIESCOOKIE EXPIRATION

    NO EXPIRATION DATE

    PERSISTENT

  • INTERNET COOKIESWHO CAN SEE THE COOKIES?Only the server that put the cookie on your hard drive. Larger sites can set a domain attribute for other servers in the same subdomain

  • INTERNET COOKIESWHAT INFO CAN COOKIES RETURN?

    IP ADDRESSYOUR TYPE OF BROWSEROPERATING SYSTEMNUMBER OF VISITS TO WEB SITEVOLUNTEERED INFORMATION

  • INTERNET COOKIES SHOPPING COOKIESIDENTIFIES YOU WITH A NUMBER

    KEEPS TRACK OF YOUR SHOPPING CART

    AT CHECK OUT - IT LISTS YOUR SELECTIONS

  • INTERNET COOKIESWHY A BAD REPUTATION FOR COOKIES??WHEN USED AS A TRACKING DEVICECAN SEE WHAT WEB PAGES YOU VISIT, HOW OFTEN, AND HOW LONGCLICKING ON AD BANNERSUSED TO INFER YOUR INTERESTS

  • INTERNET COOKIESTHE IMFAMOUS DOUBLECLICKLARGE PROVIDER WITH AD BANNERS ON MANY SITESCOOKIES ARE VISBILE ON MULTIPLE SITES FOR TRACKINGCAN SEE SEARCH STRINGS YOU TYPE INTO SEARCH ENGINESFORMS RICH PROFILES OF USERSTHREATENED TO PERSONALIZE

  • INTERNET COOKIESWHERE ARE THESE COOKIES ON YOUR HARD DRIVE??DEPENDS ON WEB BROWSER C:\WINDOWS\COOKIESC:\WINDOWS\PROFILES\COOKIES DIRECTORIES IN NT OR WINNT

  • INTERNET COOKIESWHAT TO DO ABOUT THEM

    IN BROWSER TOOLS\INTERNET OPTIONS\TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES-- DELETE THEMIN C:\WINDOWS\COOKIES, SELECTIVELY DELETE THEM

  • INTERNET COOKIESMANAGE COOKIES FROM BROWSERTOOLS\INTERNET OPTIONS\PRIVACY\ADVANCED PROMT BEFORE ACCEPTING OR BLOCKREMEMBER SOME SITES REQUIRE COOKIES FOR ACCESS!!

  • INTERNET COOKIESMANY COOKIE TOOLS TO MANAGE COOKIES WITHAD-AWARE WILL FIND ALL SPYWARE AND TRACKING COOKIES http://www.lavasoft.de/software/adaware/WWW.COOKIECENTRAL.COM/FILES.HTMWWW.GUIDESCOPE.COM/HOME/

  • INTERNET COOKIESP3P- PRIVACY PREFRENCES PROJECTEMERGING INDUSTRY STANDARD FOR USERS TO GAIN MORE CONTROL OVER THEIR PRIVATE INFORMATIONIN IE 6.0 IT READS THE PRIVACY POLICY ON WEB SITES AND ALLOWS YOU TO SET YOUR TOLERANCE.

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