How I Deal with Cookies

I always have my cookie settings set to “ask”, and the “details” window (or “more info”) expanded so I can see now only what information is stored on my computer, but who is storing it. I follow the following rules:


  • If my IP address (24.x.x.x) is anywhere in the cookie, Block
  • If it’s any sort of “webtrends” type server, Block
  • If it’s any sort of “ad” type server, Block
  • If it’s a site that requires information for login like slashdot or kuro5hin, Allow
  • If it’s saving information that I’d like to keep around, like the data for the comments on movabletype weblogs, at least on sites that I regularily go to, Allow
  • If in doubt, Block

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