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Lots of people make an issue about long lasting cookie size. Coming from tech writers particularly, it seems odd. A cookie remains intact only so long as a user doen't format his hard disk. If a survey is done, we'll probably find an average user has to format his hard disk atleast once a year thanks to viruses, crashes, spyware etc. Even more often if you use Windows. So a cookie can be set for upto 3000 AD and it wouldn't make a difference.
Plus, I've seen different results come up for same searches done by different people.
Not the kind of wrinkle in results some of us like.
Incorrect, at least in a universal sense. I always keep the cookie jar recently backed up in the event that I do have to reformat. For me, losing my cookie jar would be a Real Bad Thing. What I don't understand is why people are so scared of cookies? All common browsers allow blocking cookies. If someone is spooked by the Google cookie, then just block it.