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Blocked Cookies
« on: Monday 18 October 04 09:19 BST (UK) »
You may have seen on some sites advising you to check that your computer is not "blocking cookies" (and no it's not a WeightWatcher thing). Some sites do not work correctly when cookies are blocked. (RootsChat can work around computers with blocked cookies, but there are a few quirks when cookies are blocked).

To test if cookies are being blocked, try the following link:

http://www.rootschat.com/help/cookie.html

If cookies are being blocked it will say that it has gone pear shaped.

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Re: Blocked Cookies
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 17 November 04 07:30 GMT (UK) »
Done that Trystan and it says my computer is accepting cookies............. Lyn
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Re: Blocked Cookies
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 12 February 05 02:04 GMT (UK) »
Hi, Tristan,   Seems that I am not clued up on the 'Sign In' proceedure.  Is the first name the Surname or the given ? All in lower or upper case ?   When it comes to the Cookie does the given number have to be inserted in the space, or ?.  I keep getting different numbers and the 'Knock back'
  I think I will have to reverse my 87 years to '8 or 7' and then I will 'SAVVY'.
  As said in 'The King and I' ...  "It's a Puzzlement"
Over to 'U'.

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Re: Blocked Cookies
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 12 February 05 09:18 GMT (UK) »
Hello wrjackson,

I'm not sure if you are having problems logging on, but you've logged in fine becasue you have posted a message. Is it the RootsChatterBox you can't log into?

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Re: Blocked Cookies
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 19 February 05 16:47 GMT (UK) »

Essex girl and others,

'Cookies' are not in general a good thing to allow on your computer.

They allow the 'planter'of the cookie to track your use of the internet and of all the sites you visit.

They are also a way in for the nasty people of the Net :  planters of Viruses and those interested in any Banking or other financial  or private business you do or have on your computer.

It is possible to  ALLOW  the cookies of trusted sites --- for example your Bank , or Rootschat ,  but to block all  others.

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Re: My small troubles:
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 20 February 05 04:06 GMT (UK) »
"Hi" again Trystan,    Seems that very slowly I am getting the 'hang' of this "Roots Chat"  ... should not take me more than another 10 years  .. or at least, that is what my son thinks.   He is the professor while I am still in the infant class.   We are both on "Mac's")
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Re: My small troubles:
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 20 February 05 05:22 GMT (UK) »
We are both on "Mac's"


Well, I thought I was the only person using a mac on rootschat. Actually I use a PC as well  but that's for something completly different.

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Re: Blocked Cookies
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 20 February 05 18:50 GMT (UK) »
'Cookies' are not in general a good thing to allow on your computer.

They allow the 'planter'of the cookie to track your use of the internet and of all the sites you visit.

Cookies are an essential part of websites, and they do not allow other websites to track your useage of the other sites you visit. They are generally used just to keep you "remembered" on a site, so that settings   are set for the next time you visit, or even very basically so that you can navigate from page to page.

Large "pornrings" are generally on massive webservers and they share tracking cookies so they can serve up even more filth and target adverts according to your browsings... Naturally, we wouldn't expect any of our users to be using such sites, so they should not be concerned about how these companies operate. On the plus side, the police can use cookies to catch people looking at things they shouldnt. 

Our cookie is called rootschatcom, it just stores your RootsChat userid number and the current date so that you do not need to login each time, or each time you change pages. This, and to credit adverts to publishers, is the use for the great majority of cookies for almost every website.

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Re: Blocked Cookies
« Reply #8 on: Monday 29 August 05 16:38 BST (UK) »
Cookies are not "essential" to websites - useful very possibly, but not essential.

My problem with cookies are the ones generated by groups like 'casalmedia' who spawn cookies from lots of different sites, including otherwise reputable shareware sites and even a genealogy software site recently (can't remember which one offhand).

They don't store just one cookie, ether, three or four is about usual. The only purpose of these cookies seems to be to help bombard me with popup adverts.

I DO accept cookies, but usually only from sites where they tell me up front that they use cookies, why they use them and what info they hold.

In this regard RootsChat should be held up as a model of good practice.

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