WHAT’S THE POINT?
COOKIES GONE BAD
Anything that can be used for good can also be used for bad. There are some people that do not want to be tracked at all. Many of these people are familiar with how to use their web browser and delete cookies from their computer or only accept cookies from a few websites that they trust. However, there is a type of cookie called super cookie that cannot be deleted by typical means. You can clear your cache, web history and delete cookies all you want, and the super cookie will still be on your computer, tracking what you do.
A super cookie has the ability to re-create your web activity from the remnants of a regular cookie that has been deleted. Also, super cookies are never stored where regular cookies are, thus they are harder to find and subsequently harder to remove. Popular websites hulu.com and msn.com have been known to use super cookies.
WHAT CAN YOU DO
There is a free browser add-on from hotcleaner.com called Click & Clean. It helps the basic cookie deletion function of your browser do a better job of finding and deleting super cookies. As with any software, read and learn as much as you can about it before installing it on your computer.