Mozilla Privacy and Security Tutorial

Wednesday July 16th, 2003

Gunnar writes: "I have published a tutorial for Mozilla's privacy and security features. It explains and recommends settings. Feedback is very appreciated."

#6 about cookies

by ndeakin

Wednesday July 16th, 2003 8:08 AM

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I really hate it when people say "Cookies are small text files that are saved on your harddrive". They're not. It's misleading. It implies that web sites have the ability to save files on your system, which they don't. I think this may have led many people to think that cookies are a larger privacy/security threat than they actually are.

Instead you should say something like cookies are small bits of information remembered for a web site, or something like that.