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Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.

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Your Internet browser is the program you are using right now to read this page.  Most people use Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Netscape's Navigator, or America Online's browser.  Sometimes you want your browser to remember something from one day to the next: maybe you are looking at an interesting page on FacialSurgery.com and you want to be able to jump right back to that page when you visit the site later.

A cookie is a small file that a Web page stores on your computer's hard drive so that the browser can remember where it's been.  If you see a nice before-and-after that you want to find easily later, you click the button, and your browser writes the name of that page on your hard disk.  That note, which contains the name of the page you wanted to save, is called a cookie.  The next time you visit FacialSurgery.com, your browser can check the cookies that it has written and take you promptly where you want to go.

Whenever you re-visit a Web site that seems to have remembered your name, or that lets you in without having to re-enter your password, it's because that site wrote a cookie onto your hard drive.

Don't feel violated.  Cookies are safe.  When FacialSurgery.com writes a cookie, it is not possible for any other Web site to see or read the cookie.  It is not possible for the cookie file to contain a virus or a program.  The cookie is just a few lines of text.  In fact, there is nothing interesting in the cookies that FacialSurgery.com writes.  Here is the complete list of what FacialSurgery.com remembers for you with cookies:

  • bookmarking before and after picture pages
  • bookmarking the Surgery Tutorial or Essay pages
  • keeping track of Surgery Tutorial chapters or Essays that you have already read
  • keeping track whether you have most recently sorted your bookmarks by date or alphabetically by topic

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