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Old 05-09-2003, 07:41 PM
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Every time I come to this site I get a tracking cookie (bfast[2].txt). Whats up with that?
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Old 05-11-2003, 07:13 AM
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Anybody Home? Is this what you call "User Support"?
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Old 05-11-2003, 07:36 AM
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I am not sure, but I will get someone that does.
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Old 05-11-2003, 08:25 AM
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Thanks, If it's for internal use I'm not worried about it, but my Ad Aware program keeps reporting it as a "Data Miner" so I wonder what data is being collected.
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Old 05-11-2003, 09:45 AM
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I have no idea, but we'll look into it on Monday and figure it out... Thanks for reporting it.
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Old 05-11-2003, 12:46 PM
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Run your cursor slowly over the sponsors banners on the right and you'll see where that cookie comes from.

I think it's just to keep track of how many visit come from this site.
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Old 05-11-2003, 01:02 PM
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Thanks guys, sorry about being impatient.
FYI,
http://archive.infoworld.com/article...opesecrets.xml

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Old 05-11-2003, 06:14 PM
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Well for what good it is I found it in 2 places on the main page by viewing the source code and searching for "bfast". Tire Rack has the first instance, and the second instance is on the last line of the source.
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Old 05-11-2003, 08:23 PM
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Its just for tracking hits and page loads, nothing to be worried about. Thanks.
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