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I would like to know why it is necessary that this site utilizes somany tracking cookies. i could not find in the faq/info area any mention of the fact that i would be infested with 5 or more tracking cookies when using this site.

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I agree that the trackers are mad annoying. However that said, usually these cookies provide the distributer of said cookies (in this case techtarget)the ability to provide their content (which I love here at techtarget) for free.

Best Practice : Block unwanted cookies. For example on this reply page my browser blocked two cookies from hitbox.com just by my haveing hitbox.com in my list of not allowed (Internet Options->Privacy Tab in IE). Also I would suggest a dumper (like the Earthlink Freeware toolbar that dumps your cookies (only the ones you don’t check off as save) and history when you sign off. Nir Soft CookieView is also a good cookie destroyer (even if it is a manual job).

Interestingly 207.net cookies often get through both my traps.
:-)

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  • DBZinGermany
    Thx for taking time to answer a question that was obviously motivated by my laziness. They are not disruptive or dangerous. dbz
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