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Subject: excessive PBS cookies degrade performance?
Date Posted: 7/26/2008 7:40 AM ET
Member Since: 7/1/2008
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I have only been a member  less than 4 weeks (158 out/55 in). I have found the performance of my computer steadily degrading (speed). When I go to clean out the online files, I have tons and tons of cookies from PBS.  

Is this really necessary? Why so many cookies? It's a PITA, because I have to select which cookies to delete because some I want.

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 8:23 AM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2007
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Must be something with you computer...I don't have any issues with it...

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 10:12 AM ET
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I've been a member since April of this year. I only had 19 cookies and have noticed no degradation. What browser and operating system are you using?

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 11:23 AM ET
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Explorer 6 and XP with all the SPs

 

No kidding. I get hundreds every day. Every PM, every bookshelf, every forum post seem to be leaving a cookie.

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 11:53 AM ET
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I'm at a complete loss. I thought you might be using one of the unusual types of browsers or operating systems, but you're not. I can't explain it.

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 12:07 PM ET
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Last Edited on: 2/21/10 7:21 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/26/2008 1:33 PM ET
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I would almost make a bet that you have your privacy settings set "To accept All Cookies"  and if you adjust that to medium or medium high things will work much better for you.

Besides adjusting your Privacy settings (which is a real must) I would recommend using Firefox rather than IE...IE allows all sorts of things and is more prone IMHO to viruses.  I'd start with adjusting privacy settings and then switch over to Firefox and trust me you'll be amazed!!



Last Edited on: 7/26/08 2:38 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Linda S. (thk) - ,
Date Posted: 7/26/2008 2:27 PM ET
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TPTB recommend using Firefox for best performance with PBS.  I have no clue if a switchover would help your situation.  But I will say that when I started using Firefox rather than IE, there were things that then worked correctly.  I've been a member since late 2006, so probably early in 2007 I started with Firefox.

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 2:45 PM ET
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Have to use it for work and must use explorer,

No, I am using standard IE Medium. It's the first thing I checked, then I checked again just now.

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 10:00 PM ET
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well, you can use IE for work and use Firefox for PBS...I have both on my computer and when needed for something that won't work with IE I have it available but, use Firefox for primary...so you could use Firefox for PBS, that might would help with the cookies because more than likely IE is your problem.

Date Posted: 7/27/2008 3:54 AM ET
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Both Firefox and IE can be open at once.  And asking the PBS team about the cookies is a good idea.

Date Posted: 7/27/2008 11:49 PM ET
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I have the same issue on my computers, I have 4 that I access PBS from (using the current IE, 7??) that build up cookies like crazy from PBS. I clean my cookies at least once a week so it never gets too bad, but I have noticed it.