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Windows Vista™ Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Managing Browser Cookies and Other Temporary Internet Files

Whenever users browse the Web, many types of temporary Internet files are stored on their computers, including:

  • Standard temporary Internet files. Copies of Web pages, images, and media from sites users have visited

  • Browser cookies. Used to store information about preferences, log-ins, etc.

  • Browser history. Lists of Web sites users have visited

  • Form data. Saved information typed into forms

  • Passwords. Passwords saved from users previously signing in to Web sites that use forms-based authentication

The most misunderstood temporary Internet file is the browser cookie. Browser cookies are used to store information on client computers so that it can be retrieved in other pages or in other browser ...

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