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Old 02-13-10, 08:04 PM   #1
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Cookies Not Cleared

Just in case anyone didn't already know.

When a person Logs Out a screen appears that says all cookies have been cleared. In fact, that isn't so. At least one cookie from bikeforums.net is still on your computer.
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Old 02-14-10, 01:51 AM   #2
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Those cookies are there to make it easier to find your favourite internet sites next time you visit- but I do aoccasionally clear them out by deleting them. Never had a problem with them- but there are some "Malware" cookies from trojans and Viruses that you do not want to get.
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What utility software do you all use to get rid of cookies, temporary files, etc.??
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type in cookies in the help box on your computer ..... there is a setting you can activate that clears cookies when logging out.
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Clearing the values in a cookie and removing it completely from your computer can be 2 different things. If you really want to remove a cookie completely use your computers OS to do this.

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What utility software do you all use to get rid of cookies, temporary files, etc.??
There are several popular utilities available. The one named "CCleaner" seems to be the most popular and stable.

Cookies can be useful. But, they can also be malicious. Therefore, from a security perspective it is best to remove all cookies, images, and temporary files after each internet session. We could get into a technical discussion about cookies and malware. Suffice it to say this site falls into the Suspicious category for tracking cookies and images.

By the way, when I started this thread I wasn't trying to tell anyone what to do. I just wanted to point out that what the site is telling the user just isn't true. When a site misinforms on one thing that brings others into question; especially when it is a business like this one is.
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