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Cookies from sites I have not visited.

Is it possible for cookies to appear for sites that I have not Visited. I have cookies in my computer from sites that have popped up bu I never have clicked on them other than to close them and in some cases the sites have ads on pages I have visited but I have not to my knowledge clicked on the links. Most of these unwanted cookies are from adult dating sites. I have been to some adult sites but never surfed any of these dating sites. Adult Frienf Finder seems to recurr often.

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If you visit porn sites, yes, you will get tracking cookies.

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But if you install Zoned Out at the top, most can be stopped from the beginning - along with www.hpHOSTS.net. I have to delete 127.0.0.1 on the latter; the other has a list of adult site that can be installed but the other list has *** and anything listed like that has to be deleted. The sites that have a * on the end can be installed that way.
www.funkytoad.com and Zoned Out is either in .zip format or .exe and the same applies to hp HOSTS.txt. You will be surprised how much is stopped.
Example: I have http://www.yahoo.com blocked and I tried access it. I saw a red ball with a white diagonal show up [restricted site] and it is in the Privacy Tab of Internet Options to as blocked. I put in http://www.stopsign.com/ and http://www.eaccelaraton.com in both and David Nason's Address in the restricted zone. You will suprised at how much blocked from coming in. Darrell [formally darclew3]

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Another Option For MozillaUsers...

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(mine's Sea Monkey) is to use cookie settings control/manager. I set it to ask at each cookie attempt whether I want to allow, allow only Session cookies, or deny. If you choose Deny, it will deny the current attempt & remember it for the future. It will then treat the same cookies the same automatically in future without asking you again. A bit annoying at first but you'll soon learn which sites try to place multiple cookies & you can always change rating for individual cookies later if need be. fairly useful.

Beware, I have seen cookies that lie!! They tell SM they're "session only" (expire at end of session) but aren't & don't! I use deny almost always. Happy

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RE: Cookies from sites I have not visited.

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Yeah, pop-ups do that. You'll be alright to delete them. You can also put the pop-up's addresses into your pop-up blocker which will help prevent the pop-up's cookies from getting on your computer.

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