decline to accept cookies if you choose to. To
know when a web server is trying to send a cookie
to you, go to the Protocols section under Network
Preferences in Netscape Navigator 3.x, check Show
an Alert Before Accepting a Cookie. If you're
running Netscape Navigator 4.x, you can refuse all
cookies by setting an option in the Advanced
section of the Preferences.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
specify different settings for different security
zones with Internet Explorer. You can allow
trusted web sites to create cookies by adding the
sites to your list. With other sites Internet
Explorer will prompt you before creating cookies.
You can refuse all cookies from sites in your
Restricted sites zone. To disable cookies
completely simply click on Tools
then select Internet Options, click on the
Security tab & finally click on Custom
Level. Select disable cookies. On the Macintosh OS
select Edit, then Preferences, cookies can then be
disabled under Receiving files.
What Can Cookies
Cookies extract information from your browser. But personal information cannot be
extracted, for example your e-mail address, other
cookies you have stored on your computer and files.
Malicious users have found loop holes in the framework
your computer. Patches are always being put out to fix
these problems, always keep your browser up to date.