[Gllug] Sticky cookies

Simon Wilcox essuu at ourshack.com
Fri Aug 15 09:48:47 UTC 2008

Chris Bell wrote:
>    I impose a general "no cookies" rule for best security, but a
> neighbourhood site isists on using them. I am considering setting up a
> dedicated account that will allow a cookie on another local box so that the
> cookie is confined to that account. Would this still work if I then access
> that account through a window on another box using ssh/screen remote access?

Cookies are just bits of text. The only threat from cookies is that they 
may be used to track your browsing behaviour (c.f. doubleclick) or that 
they may encode sensitive information that would be useful if obtained 
(e.g. some dumb websites that put user login information in the cookie).

If you examined the cookie and are happy that it doesn't do this then it 
should be fine to enable cookies from that one site.

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