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Tracking cookies are a little different than cookies, me personally wouldn't worry about them too much, i just clear them as and when i do a SuperAnti Spyware scan.
A cookie is a small file stored on your computer by a web browser, that contains information about your visit to a specific website. It might hold details about when you last viewed the website, your viewing preferences, or products you recently clicked on.
It may also record your IP address, the time of your visit and the browser you use. Cookies are harmless, since they are no more than a text file, and without them some aspects of the web, such as shopping carts, would not work properly.
Tracking cookies are slightly different. These are cookies placed on your computer by a website affiliated with the one you visit, and are sometimes called third-party cookies. Often this is a company that provides adverts for multiple websites, such as Doubleclick.
These companies’ websites can use tracking cookies to build up a picture of your web surfing habits. It cannot track every site you visit, only those that carry that company’s adverts.
The above is not my work, i have just paste it there so you have an explanation
Please feel free to read more on the article - What are tracking cookies on my computer? - 14 Jul 2010 - Computeractive
This article also provides advise on stopping cookies.
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