Every time I come to this site I get a warning from my spyware app that Double click is trying to download and as it is a "known threat" I should block it. The question is why does this site, of all sites, spawn spyware cookies? discuss
As kev.Ifty says, any cookie that is set by this site is perfectly harmless - why on earth would you think otherwise? Doubleclick is a highly repected company, used by many household name organisations throughout the world. You have nothing to fear from such a cookie, but by all means block it if you feel threatened.
I am of course inclined to believe you, but ALL anti-spyware apps I have tried flag up Doubleclick as non desirable so either someone is telling porkies or doubleclick lead a double life. I think I'll block them anyway. Incidentally, the "opt out" cookie didn't work. I tried it some time ago and numerous Doubleclick cookies then appeared at the next spyware scan.