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The myth of the dangerous cookie

Posted on May 21st, 2014 at 11:08 AM EDT

Cookies have achieved a near-mythological status as harmful these days. Most people don’t have a clear picture of what they are, but nonetheless, many believe that cookies should be deleted regularly, or even blocked entirely. Often, this is based on advice from forums or even computer techs. The rumors of the hazardous cookie have gotten so prevalent that it’s worth asking the question: are cookies really as dangerous as everyone says?
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The myth of the dirty Mac

Posted on January 24th, 2012 at 3:24 PM EST

An oft-asked question by many Mac users is “How do I clean my Mac’s system?”  The advice they frequently receive involves things like deleting log files, clearing caches, removing cookies and all manner of other things.  There are dozens of utilities that help users do these tasks.  So, which one is best?  The answer may surprise you: none of them!  But why?
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