Controlling the cookies presents no problems

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 13 June, 2000, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 13 June, 2000, 12:00am

How do I find and get rid of Internet 'cookies' that end up in my computer from most Web sites I go to that require a login and password? I know cookies are useful, but I'm told they can also be dangerous and can help Web sites access data on my computer. The thought of these on my hard disk in this time of viruses, worms and whatnot bothers me.

JOHN RICHARDSON Laguna City On your PC's C drive, locate your Windows folder, open it and find and open the folder named Cookies. The little programs you are looking for are in there. You can delete or keep any or all of them. A word of caution, though: if you visit sites that require logins and passwords often and have special settings on any of them, deleting your cookies in one swoop could result in inconveniences. One use of I use Internet Explorer 5.0 and have been trying to enable it to read Web pages in Chinese. No matter how many times I go to View, Encoding and select a Chinese script, Chinese content does not display. What am I doing wrong? SIMON WONG Hunghom Forget View and Encoding. In the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and under the General tab, click Languages. Click Add and from the list of languages that pops up, select what you want and click OK. You can add more than one language to your list. If you read more than one language and visit Web sites that display content in more than one language, content will be displayed in the order of priority you set. You can change a language's priority by clicking on it and using the Move Up or Move Down buttons in the Languages pop-up The opinions expressed in this column are his own. E-mail comments and questions to Questions to Tech Talk will not be answered personally. Technology Post reserves the right to edit letters.

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