posted on Mar, 31 2008 @ 09:50 AM
reply to post by Damocles
You are completely correct. The great cookie scare is nothing but security software maker hype. Think about it, if they simply named them "cookies"
instead of "TRACKING cookies" you'd wonder what the big deal was.
As mentioned above, when you delete cookies you are actually screwing yourself over a little on any sites you regularly visit. You'd be amazed at the
number of emails we get via "contact ATS" about people who have registered, NOT read the instructions, and can't log in because they have all
cookies blocked in their browser settings.
If the site can't identify your member name you can't log in.
That's for our protection as well as yours.
The humble cookie is pretty much what allows the internet to operate, it's how sites like ATS can remain free of charge. The ad networks pay us based
on "caps", caps are the maximum number of times you see the same advert in a 24 hour period. Without a cookie telling the ad server you've already
seen a specific ad three times today there's no way to manage it. They also save your preferences for certain functions or features on websites.
That's what the evil cookie does, it keeps you from seeing the same bloody ads over and over again. That's what it's "tracking", NOT you or your