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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by runner340, Oct 20, 2003.

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  1. runner340

    runner340 Thread Starter

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    I can't get my disk cleaner to work,and i went before to IE to delete cookies and it wiped out when i get on sites like this ,my automatic sign in and i had to remember my passwords and i'm on a few sites and it wiped them all out! I was lucky i remembered my pass words, but i don't know now weather i can again!!!!What did i do wrong.thanks for your help!!:) I need to get rid of some temp files,to clean up disk space!
     
  2. LONGHAIR

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    Then just delete the "temp files" and don't bother the cookies.
     
  3. runner340

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    OK thanks alot will do!!!:)
     
  4. theMusicMan

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    Hi runner340

    Cookies are small txt type files that store tracking details about which sites you may have visited when browsing. These details can include usernames and passwords used on database sites such as TSG. If you look in your cookies folder you can see which sites use cookies and have stored the details on your PC.

    So for examply, on Amazon (com or co uk) you might have a user login and if you use cookies - the next time you visit Amazon your member details will be looked up by amazon by reading their cookie on your PC and you will automatically be logged in.

    Some www sites do nothing with cookies, others such as amazon do.... they are not dangerous and can be used effectively and safely.

    Hope this helps...
     
  5. LONGHAIR

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    Not all cookies are so "good & helpful" though. Some are trackers/tracers that should be considered bad and they need to be removed. The good news is the most cookie managers will allow you to keep the ones you want while removing the rest. I is up to you to tell it which ones you want to keep. Some are pretty easy to recognise, others are not. If you watch what new entries are added to your cookie folder you can determine which ones to keep.
     
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