"Remember ID and Password" Mean?
When you sign
in using your User ID and password, your browser can
"remember" this information. Check the box and you
won't have to Sign in each time you come back. Although we may
ask you to re-enter your password if you've been away from the
computer for more than a day. Note: You should always remember
your User ID and password or write them down in a safe
to enable cookies in your browser.
I check it or not?
If you are
concerned that other people might accidentally see your
personalized forecast, do not check the "Remember my ID
& Password" box. Be sure to click "Sign
Out" when you leave your computer. This will ensure that
theFutureMinders asks for a User ID and password the next time you
access theFutureMinders' personalized services. If you use a shared
computer (in a library, Internet cafe, university, airport or
other common area) DO NOT check the "Remember my ID &
if I change my mind?
You can always
sign out of theFutureMinders' personalized services at any time by
clicking the "Sign out" link at the top of each
personalized theFutureMinders page. Once you've Signed out, you can
Sign in again and choose whether your browser
"remembers" or not by clicking the "Remember my
ID and password" check box.
does this work?
"cookie" is a small piece of information which a web
server can store temporarily with your web browser. This is
useful for having your browser remember some specific
information which the web server can later retrieve.
when you browse through an "online shopping mall"
and add items to your "shopping cart" as you browse,
a list of the items you've picked up is stored by your browser
so that you can pay for all of the items at once when you're
finished shopping. It's much more efficient for each browser
to keep track of information like this than to expect the web
server to have to remember who bought what, especially if
there are thousands of people using it the web server at a
information on how to set Netscape browser to accept
cookies, you can go to: http://help.netscape.com/kb/consumer/19970226-2.html
information on how to set IE browser to accept cookies,
you can go to: http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.htm
As you browse
the web, any cookies which servers might send to your browser
are stored in your computer's memory. When you quit out of
your browser, any cookies that haven't expired are written to
a cookie file so they can be reloaded next time you run your
browser. (On a Mac this file is named "MagicCookie",
on Unix it's "cookies", and on Windows it's "cookies.txt".
You can look at this file with a text editor to see exactly
what cookies are stored there, or delete the file to get rid
of all of the cookies - this is harmless and shouldn't cause
A cookie file
is NOT a secret way for a web server to find out everything
about you and what you have on your hard drive. The ONLY way
that any private information could be in your cookie file
would be if you personally gave that information to a web
server in the first place and it decided to put that
information into your cookie file for some reason. Also, each
cookie is marked with information about what web server it's
for; your browser does not send any cookies to any web server
they're not for. There is absolutely no way for a web server
to get access to any private information about you or your
system through cookies. Also, there is no possible way that a
If you want to
know when a server is trying to send a cookie to you so you
can choose whether or not to accept it, then go to the
"Protocols" section under "Network
Preferences" in Netscape Navigator 3.x and turn on
"Show an Alert Before Accepting a Cookie." (On the
other hand, if you don't want to be asked whether or not you
want to accept a cookie, this is where you can turn that off.)
If you're running Netscape Communicator, you can refuse
cookies entirely by setting an option in the
"Advanced" section of the Preferences.
Explorer, go to 'Advanced' under view Internet options. Check
the 'Prompt before accepting Cookies' under cookies section.
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