The Cookie Monsters . . . to Paraphrase "Cookies Bad"

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time Licensed State of Oregon
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Sesame Street had no way of knowing that when they came up with "Cookie Monster" it would take on an entirely different meaning in our high-tech, 21st Century world.

Who would have thought that COOKIES can be present in our computers, planted by businesses who want to know what we're browsing, shopping for, etc. -- for the benefit of THEM marketing to us.

Kinda like the lead generators who try to sell our work product back to us . . . just sayin'

And then . . . there was the ZOMBIE COOKIE.  One that doesn't go away, even out we've "deleted all cookies" and cleaned out our temporary internet files. 

They're ZOMBIE COOKIES baking in our laptops.

YUMMY.

According to the Consumers Union, non-profit publisher of CONSUMERS REPORT, there is an "EverCookie/Zoombie Cookie" which just will not go away -- kinda like Herpes.

You should have the right to decide if your private information - your emails, your book choices, your health concerns, your research on retirement options - is collected, analyzed and profiled by online tracking companies that you have no relationship with and have never heard of.

Here's a link to send your concerns to your representatives in WashingtonHear Us Now

The Consumers Union states: "We think you deserve some privacy while you're online. So we're pushing for new framework that would give you some choice in the matter. Help us by lending your voice now."

COOKIES GOOD BAD -- Communicate this to your representative today!!

Don't ever forget that COOKIES violate your privacy rights!  DO NOT EAT THE BAD COOKIE!! 

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David Ames
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Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco

Didn't know about "zombie" cookies, Carla, but that probably explains a few things I've always wondered.  From the looks of it (via the link), we're surrounded by them (or perhaps, don't really have  choice).  ;-)

March 22, 2011 02:15 PM
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Gene Riemenschneider
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I don't like it but I also have come to the conclusion if you do something on line it is not a secret.

March 22, 2011 02:23 PM
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Maya Swamy
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I tried disabling cookies but several of the sites I have to use demnd that cookies be enabled. i wish we could approve each cookie one by one.

March 22, 2011 02:47 PM
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Tammy Lankford
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I think I'll stick to birthday cake and not have the cookies.

 

March 22, 2011 02:56 PM
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Cindy Marchant
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Tammy cracks me up...I know a lot of people care a great deal about privacy and all of that and I get it...I'm just not one of them.  Or at least not yet....lol

Cindy in Indy

March 22, 2011 03:35 PM
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Sherilyn M. Whistler
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Great little blog to remind us cookies are not just bad for the hips BUT they are bad for our computers that already are bad for the hips because we sit behind them all day! Make that a cold milk and brownie please.

March 22, 2011 04:02 PM
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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor
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HOM Sotheby's Intl Realty, 949-510-2395

I wish they were called Cockroaches or something more negative. Cookies Good!

March 22, 2011 07:12 PM
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I'm with Karen ... I love cookies!  In fact I think I am the Cookie Monster!  But these things on my computer ... call them what you will ... they are intrusive and non-elective ... yup ... I think cockroach fits!

March 22, 2011 07:52 PM
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Cute post.  You are such a creative writer and I enjoy your style. 

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