Cookies a dummy's guide

A breif guide

A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while the user is browsing that website. Every time the user loads the website, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the website of the user's previous activity Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember stateful information (such as items in a shopping cart) or to record the user's browsing activity (including clicking particular buttons, logging in, or recording which pages were visited by the user as far back as months or years ago).

What is ad ware and spyware?

What is Spyware?

Spyware is software or hardware program installed on a computer that sends information from the user's computer without their knowledge whenever the computer connects to the Internet to whomever controls the Spyware........full details on

What is Adware?

Adware is a software that is installed together with another software or via activex controls on the internet

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How can we stop adware and spyware

We already have some sort of protection against common viruses that affect our computers on a day to day basis, but protection against Spyware and Adware is prove to be vital.

If you're worried about Spyware on your computer, here are some tips for dealing with this problem:

Authors who designs this software often go to considerable lengths to hide that their products may include Spyware. So check the fine small print of the license agreement before installing any freeware or shareware on to your computer.

You should get into the habit of uninstalling any software that you do not regularly use.

The most common Spyware applications include Gator (also known as GAIN), BonziBUDDY and Comet Cursor. These all include many freeware and shareware products. If any of the abovementioned programs are being used by you, your computer is probably infected with at least one Spyware tool.

You should be aware that Spyware programs are not viruses, so installing antivirus software does not fully protect your computer from Spyware.

Many Spyware programs are communicate through the same Internet port (80) as general Web traffic, thus making it very difficult to block data transmission using a firewall.

Always check out the privacy policy on the web sites of the software you use, to find out what they use to collect their information.

For as cheap as a few $ you can purchase an anti-Spyware programs that will protect you and your computer.