hi'all im new around here tho ive been following website abstration since 1997
even im still no-good with javascript haha

im having this problem where im really confuse about cookie setting
you see i want this "new to me" script to act upon each single item
for example http://www.sleepingforest.co.uk/cyril/videocollection

you can see that in the playlist this "new to me" is working fine to tell the user which video is new
but i don't want the "new" to go away when the page is refreshed
i want the "new" to go away only when the user is clicked on the link

obviously im ending up with a mess in a later version
i'd love to have someone telling me where i can dig in to get it up and running

Code:
<html>
<head>
<title>chinese list :: video collection :: sleeping forest</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=en-us">
<STYLE type=text/css>
body {margin-left:0; margin-right:0; margin-top:0; margin-bottom:0; width:100%;height:100%;overflow:hidden}
BODY A:visited {	FONT: 8pt verdana, arial,san serif; COLOR: #ffffff; TEXT-DECORATION: none}
BODY A:link {	FONT: 8pt verdana, arial,san serif; COLOR: #ffffff; TEXT-DECORATION: none}
BODY A:hover {	FONT: 8pt verdana, arial,san serif; COLOR: #b4b5f0; TEXT-DECORATION: underline}
</STYLE>
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">
<!-- Original:  Adremover (adremover@portalen.no) -->
<!-- Web Site:  http://adremover.vr9.com/ -->

<!-- This script and many more are available free online at -->
<!-- The JavaScript Source!! http://javascript.internet.com -->

<!-- Begin
// NB! You must manually change the value 
//     of the following adlink variable!
//
// Unique part of the ad link(s), i.e., 
// if the ad-link is www.myadvertiser.com,
// you can use "myadvertiser":
//
var adlink="chinesevideocollection";
//
// Time in seconds until the ads come back
// (default 24 hours):
//
var timeout=60*60*24;

// Do not change anything in the code below:
var showads = 1;
function adMessage(adcode) {
if (document.cookie == "") {
document.write(adcode);
} else {
var the_cookie = document.cookie;
the_cookie = unescape(the_cookie);
the_cookie_split = the_cookie.split(";");
for (loop=0;loop<the_cookie_split.length;loop++) {
var part_of_split = the_cookie_split[loop];
var find_name = part_of_split.indexOf("ad");
if (find_name!=-1) {
break;
   }
}
if (find_name==-1) {
document.write(adcode);
} else {
var ad_split = part_of_split.split("=");
var last = ad_split[1];
if (last!=0) {
document.write(adcode);
} else {
showads=0;
         }
      }
   }
}
function writeCookie(show) {
var today = new Date();
var the_date = new Date();
the_date.setTime(today.getTime() + 1000 * timeout);
var the_cookie_date = the_date.toGMTString();
var the_cookie = "ad="+show;
var the_cookie = the_cookie + ";expires=" + the_cookie_date;
document.cookie = the_cookie;
location.reload(true);
}
function handleClick(evnt) {
var targetstring = new String(evnt.target);
if (targetstring.search(adlink) != -1) {
writeCookie(0);
}
routeEvent(evnt);
return true;
}
if (window.Event) {
window.captureEvents(Event.CLICK);
}
window.onClick = handleClick;
adMessage('');
//  End -->
</script>
</head>
<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" leftmargin="0" topmargin="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0">
<!-- logo -->
<table width="202" height="314" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" background="./index_13.jpg">
	<tr>
		<td width="202" height="314" align="left" valign="top">
		<font face="arial" size="2" color="#ffffff">
		<script language="javascript">if (showads) {document.write("<img src='./new.gif' alt='new'>")}</script><a href="./screen_chinese_stolenmobile02.shtml" onClick="writeCookie(0)" target="playscreen">¤p¤ß§Aªº¤â¾÷¤]·|³o¼Ë³Q°½</a><br>
		<script language="javascript">if (showads) {document.write("<img src='./new.gif' alt='new'>")}</script><a href="./screen_chinese_anti-theivetutorial.shtml" onclick="writeCookie(0)" target="playscreen">ĵ¹î±Ð§A¦p¦ó°½¨®</a><br>
		</font>
		</td>
	</tr>
</table>
</body>
</html>