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    ITstudent2006 Posts: 2,243, Reputation: 329
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    #1

    Jan 2, 2009, 12:11 PM
    Is tracking cookies bad?
    Not sure if they are or not!
    I ran my manual scan of the week and it says I have no viruses no spyware good to go but I have some warning and they are some tracking cookies! Should I be worried

    (I know as an IT student/worker I should know this but honestly don't :()
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    Curlyben Posts: 18,509, Reputation: 1860
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    #2

    Jan 2, 2009, 12:14 PM
    Tracking cookies are simply site calling cards that record some of your activity.
    AMHD uses them, as do all forums, so it knows what threads you have read, etc.

    Overall they are neither good nor bad.
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    ITstudent2006 Posts: 2,243, Reputation: 329
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    #3

    Jan 2, 2009, 12:16 PM

    OK even if there is 137 of them? Will this take up some system resources (maybe a little RAM)
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    retsoksirhc Posts: 912, Reputation: 71
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    Jan 2, 2009, 12:17 PM

    It takes up a little bit of space, but VERY little. It won't cause you any noticeable performance loss.
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    Jan 2, 2009, 03:48 PM

    Just delete your cookies so often, not harmful but at same time it does not hurt to clear out every so often

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