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MyDogHsFleas
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reply to Killler Maxxx

Re: What cookie from where ?

I'm going out on a limb here because I don't really know 100%, so if anyone actually knows how this works, please chime in.

That given, I think that how it works is not with cookies at all. It looks at your traffic and deduces in some way what kinds of things you are interested in buying, what web sites you frequent, and what your demographic is. This information (stripped of anything that could identify you personally) is then sold to advertisers, who use it to target you with advertising that you will (presumably) respond to more often than if they picked you randomly.

The cookies only come in if you opt out. The opt-out decision is captured in a cookie, so the system can remove you from tracking (or at least from reporting information).