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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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The information in the previously stored cookie file was sent along with the respondent's answers to a database.
The suit also seeks to generally establish that cookie files are public records that should be archived, maintained and made available for public inspection like any other government document.
If you get someone's cookie file, it's fairly simple to figure out what they saw,'' she said.
Publishers are able to reap the benefits of Open AdStream's "unique" cookie file, which enables them to change the way they sell ads.
This data or cookie file, usually less than 4 KB, is made up of information gleaned from the visitor's last visit to the site.
While every other major tool in the marketplace provides a so-called "common cookie," which enables third party ad servers to gather user profiles from campaigns and re-purpose them, Open Advertiser provides advertisers and agencies with a unique cookie file.
The logout feature also clears the cache and deletes the cookie file from the user's computer.
The Zero-Knowledge "exploit" places the serial number in a cookie file to demonstrate how easily a malicious attacker could activate or steal a user's serial number, even when the Intel utility indicates the ID number is turned off.
In addition, another Firefox flaw could let attackers change cookie files on the user's PC.
com), an online newspaper, has been seeking to obtain the cookie files of the local government for a number of years, claiming that the cookie files are public records subject to the state's open records law.
Creating a user profile when the information is not volunteered by the end-user is most often done with cookie files, those pesky little computer files residing on your computer that the desktop and server pass back and forth.