Cookie use by Webmaster

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by deviladvocate, Oct 16, 2005.

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  1. Re: Which other Security forums do you frequent?

    Does wilders use stored cookies?
     
  2. Beef

    Beef Guest

    Re: Which other Security forums do you frequent?

    *** Does wilders use stored cookies? ***




    I don't know if it does or not........an don't really care since cookies wont store on my OS.....nor do I login here.....not a member.
    As previously stated: what works for me may not work for others..........everyone does what works for them.....an the world goes merrily on its way
     
  3. Beef

    Beef Guest

    Re: Which other Security forums do you frequent?

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    The reply I made to the question was not intended nor ment to be used or taken as "pointing a finger" at any website. An it should not be used for that purpose.
    We all have our own personality an we should all express that personality an not the personality of someone else. Never do I ask or expect any person to do as I do........they should do as they do.
    As a Guest at this website I abide by the TOS as I understand it. An shall continue doing so. If a website....any website...uses Stored Cookies its my choice to stay or leave the website, it would not be acceptable however to bash a website for its use of Stored Cookies.

    Beef
     
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    Re: Which other Security forums do you frequent?

    Certainly it is your choice whether you allow or block any or all cookies, however, it'd be a good idea if you learned the difference between a cookie simply being stored on a PC and a "tracking cookie", otherwise you are spreading mis-information. Surely any security site worth visiting will have members that seek to correct things being posted that are wrong, wouldn't you agree?

    The way you describe it, every cookie is a tracking cookie when in fact for a cookie to be a tracking cookie, there must be links to the domain of the site the cookie belongs to at different websites so that the accesses can be correlated.

    For example, a "doubleclick" cookie with uniquely identifying information stored on a PC and then accessed from any of the hundreds of thousands of non-doubleclick.com webpages that have embedded links back to a doubleclick site, that can be called a tracking cookie because the doubleclick site can correlate the accesses from those other URLs with the data stored in that cookie.

    Simply having a cookie from justsomesite.com on your PC can't track anything unless the other websites you visit have links back to justsomesite.com.
     
  5. Beef

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    Re: Which other Security forums do you frequent?

    Certainly you are most welcomed to disagree.....but you are as a matter of fact clearly mistaken.
    You are discribing THIRD PARTY TRACKING COOKIES..........


    When a webmaster uses stored cookies ON HIS/HER's website ITS FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF TRACKING MEMBERS AND GUESTS............
     
  6. Beef

    Beef Guest

    Re: Which other Security forums do you frequent?

    You will need to excuse me if no further comments are made by me.
    Shorty I will be leaving for the Gulf Coast to give a hand to the people there who lost their homes.....

    So, do take care......wishing all well
     
  7. Re: Which other Security forums do you frequent?

    Good to hear since a lot of what you say can apply to Wilders. I thought you were critising wilders.

    As for cookies, I agree even normal non-third party cookies are used for "tracking" or rather to get around the stateless problem of HTTP. Some of this is meant to be helpful to the visiter though, some is for tracking purposes though. Ive seen Moderators quote all sorts of stats which is probably obtained at least partly from cookies , though a lot can be obtained without it.

    For example I see there is a last viewed thread, last visit etc in wilders cookies.

    Still I'm not as worried about these kinds of cookies as third party cookies.
     
  8. JRosenfeld

    JRosenfeld Registered Member

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    Personally, I find the cookies that log me in automatically helpful and convenient. I don't consider those to be tracking cookies, even if they include info about last visit, etc.
     
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