Why So Many Cookies?

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Hans 01, Nov 11, 2004.

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  1. Hans 01

    Hans 01 Registered Member

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    I've set my PC to notify for cookies. Just about every site I go to, asks to download one or two. Microsoft Hotmail wants to download 13, that's right, 13 cookies (5 + 6 + 2).
    Can anybody give a reason/s why Ms finds it necessary to download so many cookies to my PC.

    Thanks
    / H
     
  2. still_longhorn

    still_longhorn Registered Member

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    The Microsoft Network (The MSN) is an example of a large cookie. After you select the options you want for your Web page, the server writes that information to your cookie to retrieve when you visit the page at a later time.

    The Microsoft .NET Passport Web site (www.passport.com) or the Hotmail Web site (www.hotmail.com) is composed of several links requiring more than just a cookie. Any MSN site is a cookie monster.
     
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