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Re: Use of a Mysterious Cookie Irks Some Internet Users

Steve Sobol (
Mon, 01 Aug 2005 20:50:26 -0700 wrote:

> Monty Solomon <> wrote in message


>> Earlier this summer, Uno Bloom, a songwriter in Brentwood, Tenn.,
>> noticed that his home computer appeared to be slowing down. He
>> searched the files on his hard drive in an effort to uncover clutter,
>> and found dozens of Internet cookies labeled ""

> Maybe I'm being dim, but I don't see how cookies will make a system slow
> down appreciably.

Well, Spybot detects tracking cookies as spyware. Maybe Uno
Bloom was mistaking cookies for spyware.

I think that the effect of a website storing cookies on your computer
is typically blown way out of proportion by the press and much of the
computer industry.

Of course, I do still block cookies from,, and several other similar companies that try to put
them on my computer because I don't think there's any great need for
anyone to be tracking which banner ads I've been shown. (I know they'd
disagree.) :)

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