"Chris Johnston" <chris at fuzzylizard.com> 07/08/2003 01:10:23 wrote: > I believe that allowing third pary cookies onto your computer is a security risk. > Therefore, what I am looking for are articles that will back up this claim. have a look at: http://www.cookiecentral.com/ for everything you ever wanted to know about Cookies (although admittedly it is somewhat out of date) The Unnofficial Cookie FAQ says: http://www.cookiecentral.com/faq/ 2.4 Are Cookies Dangerous to My Computer? NO. A cookie is a simple piece of text. It is not a program, or a plug-in. It cannot be used as a virus, and it cannot access your hard drive. Your browser (not a programmer) can save cookie values to your hard disk if it needs to, but that is the limit of the effect on your system. cheers Dr Stuart Young, +64 (0)9-815 4321 Ex 8656 <syoung at unitec.ac.nz> Lecturer, School of Computing and Information Technology, UNITEC Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand "Have I lost faith in Microsoft? Yes, completely, I no longer care or believe any claim or announcement they make. I am not interested in their latest and greatest version of anything."