Last note on cookies
Thu, 18 Sep 1997 13:11:26 +1030
Although I realise that this thread has just about outlivied its
usefulness, I was just reading over some of the mail I hadn't had a chance
to catch up on when I came across the comments about the setting of cookies
at various sites.
I came across this problem on the 'Wired' site http://www.wired.com/ where
every time that I tried to enter the site, it attempted to set anywhere up
to 23 cookies!
After becoming frustrated with this, I sent a mail to the webmaster only to
get the reply that, should I be using a Macintosh & Netscape (and luckily I
am/was) you can overcome the hassle of cookies by following these steps:
1. In Navigator go to the Options menu and to the section where you can
specify wether or not you wish to accept cookies. Indicate 'yes' -- this
is NOT a typo! (This is now if the Preference item under the edit menu in
2. Go to the System folder --> Preferences --> Netscape Folder --> Cookies
and highlight the icon. Go to the File Menu (in the Mac Finder) and choose
'Get info' From here you can elect to lock the file such that it cannot be
written to, only read.
This way you will never have to reject a cookie ever again and you can rest
assured that they are unable to write any information to your har drive. I
set this up almost 12 months back and have not had a greivance with cookies
Matthew Batten Phone: +61 8 8303 3317
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