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cookie file

(operating system)
A collection of fortune cookies in a format that facilitates retrieval by a fortune program. There are many cookie files in public distribution, and site admins often assemble their own from various sources.

cookie file

A file that contains cookies. Internet Explorer saves cookies in separate files in the Cookies folder. Netscape and Firefox save cookies in a COOKIES.TXT file within a Profile folder. See cookie and COOKIES.TXT.
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With its unique cookie file, structured per each agency, Open Advertiser ensures a total confidentiality of the relationship between the advertiser and its visitors," said Boulet.
Because cookie files and other browser-related files can be easily deleted, and because there may be instances where the identity of the computer user cannot be ascertained, it is important that an organization has a clear understanding of how these files should be retained and what evidentiary value they will provide.
Davidian's rationale is that journalists routinely ask for phone records, and so cookie files and other history files should be no different.
In a short time, users can accumulate thousands of downloaded cache and cookie files without even realizing it.
Cookie files allow companies to tap into personal information and preferences about you, including your phone and credit card numbers.
In a matter of weeks, users can accumulate thousands of downloaded cache and cookie files without even realizing it.
Users can accumulate thousands of downloaded cache and cookie files without even realizing it, subsequently hogging disk space, slowing performance and threatening a user's privacy.
Files that can be viewed include: Word documents, HTML pages, text files, cookie files (that can contain passwords and personal information), jpeg and gif images and other files.