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Author:  atomatic [ Fri Apr 01, 2005 10:18 am ]
Post subject:  Cookie Management: What to do before a new Promo

Cookies:

Cookies are small amounts of text that web sites will send to your web browser. Your web browser will send this information back to the web site on request. This allows a very limited amount of "tracking" to be done.

They can be very useful: Casinos can track the affiliate(eg: PSO) that referred a customer. Poker Source Online uses cookies in their forum to keep a user logged in.(Notice that you have to re-enter your username and password in the PSO forum after you clear your cookies).

When you sign up for a new promotion under PSO, you want to make sure that the poker room tracks you back to PSO. But if you've ever visited that site before, YOU WILL BE TRACKED BACK TO THE ORIGINAL AFFILIATE.
This is why you often have to clear your cookies before starting a new promotion.

BUT WAIT... I just told you that cookies are useful. The keep you logged in to the forum and to other websites you'll visit. That's why you need to SELECTIVELY delete cookies. You want to get rid of certain ones, but not others. This is how to do that:

Internet Explorer
The cookies will all be stored in a folder on your hard drive. Each cookie is a seperate file, named: USER@WEBSITE. If your Windows Log In name is John, then a Golden Palace Poker cookies might be called:
john@www.goldenpalace[1].txt
john@www.goldenpalacepoker[1].txt; or even
john@goldenpalacepoker[1].txt

The location of the folder will depend on the operating system that you're using. If you are using Windows 2000/XP, than it can be found at:
C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Cookies

Otherwise, it can usually be found in either of the two following folders:
C:\Windows\Cookies\
C:\Windows\Profiles\USERNAME\Cookies\

Once you are in the folder where cookies are stored, you can pick and choose the ones you want to delete, by dragging them to the recycle bin. If you have a lot of cookies, you may want to have Windows search through them. To do this, click on search on the toolbar, and then put in a partial name where it says "All or Part of the File Name".
For example, if searching for Golden Palace cookies, you might just want to search for "Golden". Once the search is done, delete the relevant cookies.

Mozilla Firefox

Click Tools, then Options
Select the Privacy icon on the left hand side
Click on Cookies
Click on View Cookies
Find the relevant cookies on the list and then choose "delete"

Author:  MIKEJ [ Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:03 pm ]
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Great post! Thanks for writing this up atomatic. I'm going to make this a sticky.

Author:  PapaSmurfie [ Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:46 pm ]
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wow, this got me excited for a minute...i thought it was about baking cookies until i opened it and it was about computer cookies :shock:

Author:  pyakr [ Mon May 16, 2005 9:59 pm ]
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What I always worried about was that a poker site such as Golden Palace would use third party cookies to track me. That's why I always delete all cookies even though it does delete a lot of my site's settings and login info. Thank goodness for autocomplete. Anyways, that's my 2cents.

Author:  pthagonal [ Thu Jun 16, 2005 11:06 pm ]
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PapaSmurfie wrote:
wow, this got me excited for a minute...i thought it was about baking cookies until i opened it and it was about computer cookies :shock:


Im so hungry, cookies would be awesome! :(

Author:  PapaSmurfie [ Fri Jul 22, 2005 2:13 am ]
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pthagonal wrote:
PapaSmurfie wrote:
wow, this got me excited for a minute...i thought it was about baking cookies until i opened it and it was about computer cookies :shock:


Im so hungry, cookies would be awesome! :(


mmm....time to get a cookie from the cookie jar....

Author:  cbags [ Tue Jul 26, 2005 2:16 pm ]
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I use Mozilla Firefox for 99% of my web browsing. I turn cookies off entirely, and then I only enable cookies for the sites where I want them on. Then when I want to start a new promo I add that site to the accepted cookies list and go through the signup process.

For example I have cookies enabled for sites such as yahoo.com, neteller.com, pokersourceonline.com and then I enabled ultimatebet.com when I did the FFP promo.

Author:  rob_page23 [ Fri Aug 12, 2005 10:34 am ]
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Good Lord! So not only can you NOT download the software from outside PSO, you can't have visited the site before??? I hope that doesn't screw me for my Noble Poker promo!

Author:  pyakr [ Fri Nov 04, 2005 10:39 pm ]
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so if I use IE for my everyday browsing including right now, can I use my clean Mozilla to signup for promos and not have to delete my IE cookies and files? I am pretty sure this is going to work but I'd like to know for certain since it's a do or die thing. THANKS! :)

Author:  poisson [ Mon Nov 21, 2005 8:24 pm ]
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DOn't you think the appropriate place for this type of information would be on a page when you sign up and not on a forum sticky that might not be seen until after signing up ? I wonder if this is why I'm getting ripped for the NJ promo ....

I wasn't aware that to get the chip set I had to sift through the thousands of cookies on my machine and try and determine which ones may possibly interfere with my account getting linked.

Author:  DuggleBogey [ Tue Nov 22, 2005 1:07 am ]
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It's not PSO's fault that some poker sites use tracking cookies to see what ads they are buying are working.

Author:  dlk9s [ Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:16 am ]
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poisson wrote:
DOn't you think the appropriate place for this type of information would be on a page when you sign up and not on a forum sticky that might not be seen until after signing up ? I wonder if this is why I'm getting ripped for the NJ promo ....

I wasn't aware that to get the chip set I had to sift through the thousands of cookies on my machine and try and determine which ones may possibly interfere with my account getting linked.


On the NJ signup page, this is what it says at the top (all words in bold were in bold on the signup page):

***************

You are now ready to download and install the Paradise Poker Poker software. Please click the link below to start the download process. You must download and install the software from this link or you will not qualify for this promotion. Be sure to read ALL the information on this page before continuing!

Be sure to do the following when downloading the software:


* Make sure you are using Internet Explorer. Do not use any other browser.
* Clear all cookies before downloading.
* Make sure cookies are enabled
* Disable any cookie blockers, pop-up blockers, or anti-virus software during the download process. You can re-enable everything once the software is installed.
* Make sure you use the SAME email address that you registered with Poker Source Online to register your Paradise Poker account.

Author:  scooper [ Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:30 pm ]
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CleanUp! by Steven Gould (look it up) does a great job of deleting cookies and temporary files and lots of other junk. It is free. Choose the Standard setting for a quick run, or check additionally the "Fully Erase" option to make pretty sure the files are not recoverable. It does not delete your Windows settings.

I run it just before a defragmentation run. Running it also means less files for an anti-virus check or anti-spyware check to go through. I didn't mean to turn this into a PC security and efficiency thread, but this is a good program. I belong to the "anti-spyware brigade" on pcpitstop. 8)

Author:  teamzissou [ Thu Mar 30, 2006 2:15 pm ]
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dlk9s wrote:
poisson wrote:
DOn't you think the appropriate place for this type of information would be on a page when you sign up and not on a forum sticky that might not be seen until after signing up ? I wonder if this is why I'm getting ripped for the NJ promo ....

I wasn't aware that to get the chip set I had to sift through the thousands of cookies on my machine and try and determine which ones may possibly interfere with my account getting linked.


On the NJ signup page, this is what it says at the top (all words in bold were in bold on the signup page):

***************

You are now ready to download and install the Paradise Poker Poker software. Please click the link below to start the download process. You must download and install the software from this link or you will not qualify for this promotion. Be sure to read ALL the information on this page before continuing!

Be sure to do the following when downloading the software:


* Make sure you are using Internet Explorer. Do not use any other browser.
* Clear all cookies before downloading.
* Make sure cookies are enabled
* Disable any cookie blockers, pop-up blockers, or anti-virus software during the download process. You can re-enable everything once the software is installed.
* Make sure you use the SAME email address that you registered with Poker Source Online to register your Paradise Poker account.


I'm not seeing this on any of the pages. I'm starting to get worried, because I have finished my Absolute/nj promo, but I had visited the absolute site to read about it before downloading it from PSO. Should I be worried? I never read anything about cookies on the signup pages.

Author:  southsidecan [ Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:13 pm ]
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I have learned even more on this site .thanks for the info going to try it

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