data miner cookies- anyone know anything

  canard 11:57 03 May 2003
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The new Adaware update has shown data miner cookies in quantity aboard my pc.
Does anyone know the whos and whats about them please?

  Belatucadrus 12:13 03 May 2003

Nasty little bits of code that tell Internet marketing companies about your browsing/shopping habits, delete all.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 12:32 03 May 2003

All this is is Lavasofts paranoid name for simple cookies. They will do no harm or effect your computers' running. They are merely tracking cookies that send your web-wanderings, ANONYMOUSLY, back to a server so that advertisers can target adverts etc. These advertisers pay for the web so don't be too harsh or judgemental. ;-))))

G

  Belatucadrus 12:51 03 May 2003

I can be harsh and judgemental if I want, GANDALF <|:-)> is right, they're not harmful as such, I just object to the anonymous way they attach themselves to everything, like digitised fleas.

  canard 13:44 03 May 2003

Thanks for the info. Alas I am not as tolerant as Gandalf and dislike things being sneaked onto my pc.

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