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    Saving cookies

    Is there a way to set cookies as "permanent" in IE so that if you clear cookies it will still stay?
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    No.

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    Wonder why nobody ever wanted that before? A list of those cookies that you want to keep so that you don't have to sort through each time. Since they are text files, can I save them "off site" and just copy them back if need be? Or are they hooked into the browser somehow?
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    Seems like a lot of trouble when simply going to the site ans signing on again if necessary will set a new cookie automatically. Not sure if your proposal would work.
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    You can't just copy the files because of the index.dat mechanism IE uses to track files in the cookies folder. That is why you have the export/import functionality. Perhaps you can search around for a cookie management program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    You can't just copy the files because of the index.dat mechanism IE uses to track files in the cookies folder. That is why you have the export/import functionality. Perhaps you can search around for a cookie management program.

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    Yea, I was poking around last night Joe, but I think all the browsers now are a bit ahead of the Cm's -- unless you use a different one for each, or spend a gob.

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    IMO, most people overreact to cookies. They are just text files. I'd rather use the defaults to block third party cookies and let first party cookies exist so sites know I've been there. If it helps them tailor the web site more to me great. I can always find a way to delete a specific cookie it I need to. I can always go my own way on a site if I want to.

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    You're probably right Joe. I read too much into the issue I suppose.

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