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What is a "cookie"?

What is a "cookie"? It's a piece of software many Web sites automatically send you when you visit their sites. Stored on your hard drive, it is intended to provide feedback to the Web site on your preferences. This allows it to customize the information it sends you. To be informed when you're receiving a cookie, click Start, Settings, Control Panel, Internet, Advanced, and click the check box for cookies.