hi lisa,

below is the reply from yahoo, whatdya think?

Dear Pete,

Thank you for contacting Yahoo! Customer Care.

The opt-out feature does not modify the cookies on your computer. 
However, Yahoo! web beacons do utilize cookies, which is the reason 
why the opt-out feature only applies to specific browsers. 

In general, any electronic image viewed as part of a web page, 
including an ad banner, can act as a web beacon. For more 
information about how Yahoo! uses web beacons, we encourage you to 
visit our Privacy Center,located at:


Thank you again for contacting Yahoo! Customer Care.

Have a nice day, Pete!


James Jackson

Yahoo! Customer Care


--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Lisa Salem 
> Hello
> I thought you all might be interested in this. If
> someone has posted about this already and I've missed
> it, my apologies. This was posted on another listserv
> I belong to:
> If you belong to ANY Yahoo Groups - including this one
> - be aware that Yahoo is now using "Web Beacons" to
> track every Yahoo Group user.  It's similar to
> cookies, but allows Yahoo to record every website and
> every group you visit, even when you're not connected
> to Yahoo.
> Look at their updated privacy statement at
> http://privacy.yahoo.com/privacy.
> About half-way down the page, in the section on
> cookies, you will see a link that says WEB BEACONS.
> Click on the phrase "Web Beacons.? On the page that
> opens, find a paragraph entitled "Outside the Yahoo
> Network."
> In that section find a little "Click Here to Opt Out"
> link that will let you "opt-out" of their snooping. 
> Be careful! NOT to click on the next button shown. It
> is an "Opt Back In" button that, if clicked, will UNDO
> the opt-out.
> Note that Yahoo's invasion of your privacy ?and your
> ability to opt-out of it ?is not user-specific.  It
> is MACHINE specific. That means you will have to
> opt-out on every computer (and browser) you use.
> Please forward this to your other groups. You might
> complain, too, but I'm not sure if anyone is
> listening?
> -----
> - Cheers, 
> Lisa Salem

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