posted on May, 20 2008 @ 03:03 AM
reply to post by trilateral_insignia
Cookies on your pc serve several purposes and most of them make things more convenient for us as we surf the web, particular sites that we visit more
For example, when you log in to ATS it places a cookie in your folder so that if you come back a week later, you dont have to log in again.
There are a lot of people that are especially worried about googles cookies because their expiration date goes up to around 2035, at least it used
That means if you went to google today and put in your preferences and you had the same pc and same hard drive and didnt delete the cookie, in 2035,
your preferences would remain the same.
Other sites can read your cookies to though, they can get your zip code, email addy, other sites youve visited and other info from a cookie and send
you what seems like personalized emails and pop ups (tracking cookies)