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  • Can someone explain

    Why I can’t login to this website after I disabled the cookie setting on my device? What are cookies used for? We are not purchasing anything. What information is being collected here?
    I think we have a right to know.
    Teresa Staunton Va Zone 6B

  • #2
    I found this online for Vbulletin, the parent site that hosts ourfigs. Below it is the link with the rest of the data they collect.

    Cookies

    We may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. VBULLETIN.ORG uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above). Our advertising system delivers a one-time cookie to better track ad impressions and click rates.

    You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in message boards, forums, polling and surveys.

    https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/info.php?do=privacy
    Meys - Round Rock, TX. Zone 8b
    Wishlist: Cherry Cordial, Cosme Manyo, Texas Peach, Black Celeste, Little Ruby, any persistent caprifig.

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    • #3
      Cookies here do things like mark which posts are read/unread so the site can display those differences to you, they note which threads you subscribe to so you can receive notifications of activity, they let you jump to first unread posts and move around the forum efficiently. IMO forum cookies are benign, but a nice compromise is enabling the cookie notification setting in your browser as mentioned above.
      Zone 10b, Long Beach CA
      Creator of The Original Wasp In Fly Out (WIFO) Bags
      Wish list: Bebera Branca

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      • Figgerlickinggood
        Figgerlickinggood commented
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        Thank you. I don’t want to sound paranoid it’s just that you hear so much today about people hacking into computers and stealing information that’s personal or worse.

      • JT1923
        JT1923 commented
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        I totally get that. It's good to ask questions and know what you're dealing with. Figgerlickinggood

    • #4
      Without cookies, there is no way to stay logged in. JT explained it well.
      Brendan, Massachusetts Zone 6A
      My figs: Hardy Chicago, Florea, RdB, Improved Celeste, Takoma Violet, Nordland, Campaniere, Desert King

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