BROWSER MUST HAVE COOKIES ENABLED IN ORDER FOR THE SHOPPING
CART TO WORK PROPERLY.
Cookies: What they are and how they work.
A "cookie" is a small piece of information which
a web server can store temporarily with your web browser.
This is useful for having your browser remember some specific
information which the web server can later retrieve.
For example, when you browse through an "online shopping
mall" and add items to your "shopping cart"
as you browse, a list of the items you've picked up is stored
by your browser so that you can pay for all of the items at
once when you're finished shopping. It's much more efficient
for each browser to keep track of information like this than
to expect the web server to have to remember who bought what,
especially if there are thousands of people using it the web
server at a time.
A cookie file is NOT a secret way for a web server to find
out everything about you and what you have on your hard drive.
The ONLY way that any private information could be in your
cookie file would be if you personally gave that information
to a web server in the first place and it decided to put that
information into your cookie file for some reason. Also, each
cookie is marked with information about what web server it's
for; Netscape Navigator does not send any cookies to any web
server they're not for. There is absolutely no way for a web
server to get access to any private information about you
or your system through cookies. Also, there is no possible