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1. How do I delete my Temporary Internet Files, or "clear my cache"?
2. What is a cookie?
3. What does a cookie actually do?
4. How do cookies help me?
5. How do cookies help The Nest?
6. How do I control which cookies I accept?
7. How do I see the cookies I've accepted?
8. What if I have technical difficulties while using The Nest?
A full cache can eat up memory and impede a number of functions. Clearing your cache is easy, and something you should make a regular habit. Below are some instructions for clearing the cache of the most common types of Web browsers. Please choose the one for your browser and take a minute to follow these steps.
A "cookie" is a very small text file placed on your hard drive by a Web Page server. It is essentially your identification card, and cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses. It is uniquely yours and can only be read by the server that gave it to you.
A cookie's purpose is to tell the server (us here at The Nest) that you've returned to our Web site.
It saves you time.
If you want to use any of our tools, such as Gown Search, the Budgeter, or the Checklist, a cookie helps The Nest remember who you are.
Next time you return, we know to show you the information you requested. Or, when you buy/register for a product, we can fill in any questions you've already answered. Of course, if you never join The Nest, then the server only knows that someone with your cookie has returned to the Web site. You are in charge of deciding whether we know anything about you. But the more you tell us about yourself, the more we can help you find information you want.
Remember: you can always edit any personal information you give The Nest at http://www.thenest.com/join/memberprofile.aspx.
It allows us to be more efficient. We can learn what information is important to our visitors, and what isn't. We can discard Web pages you don't use, and focus our efforts on information you need.
You can order your browser to accept all cookies or to alert you every time a cookie is offered. Then you can decide whether to accept one or not.
In Internet Explorer 3, you can View, Options, Advanced and click on the button that says Warn Before Accepting "Cookies."
Netscape bundles all cookies into one file on your hard drive. You'll need to find the file, which it calls "cookies.txt" on Windows machines. You can most likely find it at C:\Program Files\Netscape\Users\yourname.
Although we expect such situations to be rare, if you experience technical difficulties or have questions about anything, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.