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Posted by Skeptic on November 27, 2003

In Reply to: Cookies posted by Dorothy on November 26, 2003

: I heard on an Andy Williams biography on A&E that he once hosted a TV show which featured a "Cookie Bear," and that people working on the web in the early days, for nostalgic reasons I guess, named the little bits on info on our computers "cookies" after that Cookie Bear.

Any source for that? I remember the show from when I was a kid, but that doesn't really do much to explain why an i.d. passed back should be a cookie - unless it came from an expression like 'pass round the cookies'.