03-12-2009 07:39 AM
03-12-2009 08:54 AM
no no denis lawler from the symante team told us about orphan cleanup already
Hello to all, and sorry about the confusion this has caused!
"Orphan" cookies are what we call cookie files in your Temporary Internet Files folder that do not have a parent entry in the Internet Explorer index file.
There is nothing to worry about - these cookies are not seen by IE, so they are merely taking up hard drive space. The "Orphan Cleanup" cookie is a special operation that simply cleans up these extra cookies.
This cookie has actually been around ever since the Tracking Cookie Cleanup feature was added - however, it was not previously visible, so there appeared to be a discrepancy between the list of cookies displayed, and the count that Norton reported. This is why Norton used to report 3 cookies, while showing only 2 in the details. To make the count match the display, we recently updated Norton to display the "Orphan Cleanup" cookie.
Hope this clears a few things up!
04-09-2009 06:01 AM
oh I didnt write that Denis Lawler did a few posts back. I was quoting him.
Yes, but you remembered the post and brought it to everyone's attention at the appropriate time.
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