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helpful e-commerce website

Postby Pam » Tue Jan 20, 2004 2:26 pm

FYI - I just found this website http://ecommerce.internet.com/ that has a lot of good generic info for small biz and e-commerce.

It sends a lot of cookies though (I have them turned off so I have to click to accept in my browser because I'm kind of a privacy freak)

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Cookies -- myth vs. fact

Postby Paul Tarlow » Tue Jan 20, 2004 7:44 pm

Pam wrote:FYI - I just found this website http://ecommerce.internet.com/ that has a lot of good generic info for small biz and e-commerce.

It sends a lot of cookies though (I have them turned off so I have to click to accept in my browser because I'm kind of a privacy freak)


Cookies only contain info the site put there in the first place. Amazon, for example, cannot read Ebay's cookies.

You don't really improve privacy much by disabling cookies -- though you will find many sites won't work properly. The main point of a cookie is to allow a site to remember (persist) data between pages and or visits. If you are sensitive that a company knows you've been to the site 3 times before buying that new Justin Timberlake CD then you're correct to disable cookies.

I get a kick out of folks (not necissarily you) who turn off cookies but then use the same login password at every site. On a scale of which is most likely to get you in trouble, re-using passwords is much higher on the uh-oh list.

If you really want to protect privacy, make sure you're shredding all the credit card applications that come in the mail :) That's where much of the identity theft starts.

- Paul

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Re: Cookies -- myth vs. fact

Postby Susan Moore » Tue Jan 20, 2004 11:16 pm

Paul Tarlow wrote:If you really want to protect privacy, make sure you're shredding all the credit card applications that come in the mail :) That's where much of the identity theft starts.

- Paul


Or you could send the applications back in the lovely postage paid envelope - without filling out any info. I used to put other junk mail in the envelopes and send them back but that became tedious rather quickly so now I just send back the blank application and leave the shredding to them.

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Re: Cookies -- myth vs. fact

Postby Paul Tarlow » Tue Jan 20, 2004 11:39 pm

Susan Moore wrote:
Paul Tarlow wrote:If you really want to protect privacy, make sure you're shredding all the credit card applications that come in the mail :) That's where much of the identity theft starts.

- Paul


Or you could send the applications back in the lovely postage paid envelope - without filling out any info. I used to put other junk mail in the envelopes and send them back but that became tedious rather quickly so now I just send back the blank application and leave the shredding to them.


I love that idea.

Its right up there with telling telemarketers you are very interested and could they just hold a minute...and then leave them on hold

:twisted:

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Re: Cookies -- myth vs. fact

Postby Terry Ow-Wing » Wed Jan 21, 2004 12:15 am

......
I love that idea.

Its right up there with telling telemarketers you are very interested and could they just hold a minute...and then leave them on hold

:twisted:


Here's one my husband pulled off. Now mind you he is NOT the prankster type. Got a call from the telemarketer and he gave them oh yes we are interested could you hold one minute - then he handed the phone to my 2 year old daughter and she was just starting to babble....I had no idea what was going on - but it sure made me laugh later...
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