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Google will reduce the amount of time that “cookies†are installed on users’ computers to track their online habits, in a bid to address mounting concern over privacy.

The internet search giant said that “in the coming months†it will start to issue cookies that expire two years after a user visits its website, but they will be updated each time that they return. Google cookies last until 2038 at present...

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/to...cle2093752.ece
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Thank god for deletion of cookies.
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C is for cookie, and cookie is for me!

It's kind of unnerving to think that even sites like Google issue tracking cookies, but I guess it's ok if there's a legit reason, I don't want them seeing what sites I've been on recently.
    
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tools > clear private data
    
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Originally Posted by Andyana View Post
C is for cookie, and cookie is for me!

It's kind of unnerving to think that even sites like Google issue tracking cookies, but I guess it's ok if there's a legit reason, I don't want them seeing what sites I've been on recently.
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lol 2038, like the cookie would survive moving through 6-7 OSs until then.
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Meh, I don't care. My Firefox is set to automatically log me in on every site except money-related ones; I get extremely annoyed when a forum's cookies expire, and suddenly I have to look up an old password.

I use hex keys quite often, so memorizing is them out of the question.

So yeah...I actually prefer the cookies that never expire.
     
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post #8 of 19
2038 is the year the unix timestamp becomes obsolete or something, 2^32 seconds after the Unix epoch I think.
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Heck, two years is still too long if you ask me.
    
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stillhouse I want to have my way with your avatar.
Coooooookies.
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