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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.
Cookie file authentication: Cookies are also used to authenticate users.
Depending on what type of browser is used, cookie files document what sites a person visited on the Web--one of the primary purposes of the cookie file system is to gather demographic data for Web marketing purposes.
Have you ever been to your cookie file on your computer and seen how many are stored on your machine?
In addition, another Firefox flaw could let attackers change cookie files on the user's PC.In the case of Internet Explorer, the problem affects the latest version, IE7, and probably earlier releases.Microsoft confirmed that the flaw could open up files stored on a PC's hard drive to an attacker, but only if the location of a given file is already known.
The Putnam Pit (www.putnampit.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.
Cookie files are merely .txt documents and should be regularly deleted.
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.
Connecting the data collected through cookie files (tags that your computer puts on certain data files you download to show that you use and like them) with your e-mail address is irresistible to marketers seeking to identify the buying habits and personal tastes of individual consumers.