When you access the MSN Money Web site, some areas save preferences and other settings as "cookies" on your computer's hard disk.
This article describes these cookies.
What are cookies?
Cookies are pieces of information that a Web site transfers to your
computer's hard disk for record-keeping purposes. Cookies can make the Web
more useful by storing information about your preferences on a particular
Web site, such as your preferred chart settings for MSN Money Investing.
Cookies store information between pages on a Web site. Sites like
MSN Money Investing that are more than simply a collection of static Web pages need
to store information like preferences, such as: do you like to see all
news headlines or just the latest ones, or have you installed the MSN Money Investing
controls or not? If you do not have a cookie to indicate these, MSN Money Investing
cannot know if it has been installed properly, and cannot know your
preferences for using the site.
so Microsoft can learn which features are most important to people and
which need improvement. Microsoft realizes that people will not use a site
where their privacy at risk, and so we are committed to ensuring that the
privacy of our users is always secure. Microsoft treats this very
How do cookies work?
A cookie is simply a temporary area of storage that is on your computer.
Normal software uses millions of bytes of temporary storage all the time.
If you were able to shut it off, no non-Web-based program would be able
to function correctly because storage unique to each specific user is
required for the rich interfaces that people have come to expect from
software. Cookies allow Web sites to begin building complex functionality
more akin to that of a normal program by providing this required temporary
storage on a per-user basis. Without cookies, the features of the site and
your ability to customize them would be greatly limited.
them to provide useful features for their customers. Most browsers are
initially set to accept cookies. If you'd prefer, you can set yours to
Web site if you do so. For example, you can only access the subscription
services of MSN Money Investing if you accept cookies.
For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Frequently asked questions about MSN Money Investing
Information About the Security Alert Message for Cookies in Internet Explorer and Outlook Express