|Posted: August 26, 2003, 9:03 am - IP Logged|
No, Lottery Post is not tracking user's activities. Sedertree, before posting an inflammatory message like that you should PM me.
Advertising.com, who serves our banner ads, is one of the biggest advertising companies on the Internet, serving tens (maybe hundreds) of millions of ads per day on thousands of web sites. Like all advertisers, they attempt to place a cookie anywhere their ads are served, in order to determine (in aggregate) how their ads are shown and clicked. It helps them communicate ad usage to their advertisers in order to show you ads that are suitable to the site content.
This is entirely normal throughout the industry, and is certainly not "big brother" spying on you. And it is not Lottery Post that is placing the cookie. If you check your AdAware software, you'll see that Lottery Post placing its own cookie on your PC in order to do an auto-login the next time you come back.
The bottom line is that cookies on your PC are a good thing. Try turning them off to see how annoying things can become.
For those who are overly paranoid about a simple cookie on their PC, Internet Explorer has a built-in option to reject cookies. Just turn it on.
I say the above comments not as someone who is trying to "convince" anyone to accept terrible, malicious cookies for some nefarious purpose, but to calm everyone down about the hysteria generated over this over-hyped issue.