In short, you only need to allow three of those you listed - all of the others are third-party and can be safely blocked. (I blocked them all with my HOSTS file - really helps the site load faster.)
When it comes to cookies, I believe purs_1 is the only part crucial to your login/logout status. The rest will be updated/recreated as you use the site, but can generally be blocked/deleted without ill-effects. Some may be used to provide useful functionality, though, so tread carefully.
And as to logging out, mouse over your username in the top right corner under the search bar and you should see a 'log out' option along with a link to your member profile.
Hope this helps,
(Note: The asterisk means 'anything' - so *.com.com includes i.i.com.com, tobeach.com.com, etc.)
gigya (login with a Facebook/Yahoo/Google account)
Note: This post was edited by a forum moderator add 'asterisk' note on 11/18/2011 at 6:30 AM PT
permissions required to ENABLE log-in for the Assorted forums??
I used to have the answer BEFORE the recent changes to the current Blue/Grey/Red restyle but THAT NO LONGER WORKS!!
I was going to post in Security as that IS part of the problem but also IS part of the access to Forums also.
After 2 weeks of trying to log-in,
I confirmed w/ accounts my account is ok!
As of NOW, I can ONLY log-in after giving permissions to EVERY ONE of the following (all of page) many of which I have NO NEED (say Facebook & Twitter w/ no accnts as they're now major malware routes) But All Of:
cnet 16 in total!!
The LAST 2 seem reasonable but many like adtmt ,bluekai,bkrtx are undesirable from privacy and anti tracking spyware perspective.I don't want them residing on my machine.
So Which are the REALLY required for sign in function???
Which of the cookies they place need to remain
cnet urssession ID,purs_1,surs_1,tempsessionid,at least 1/2 dozen more w/cnet plus adtech several, atdmt several.
Speaking of Logout, why do I NOT even SEE a button for loging out??
My brain is either spinning or becoming fried just typing this post!
Please help so I can still login without compromising my privacy & security!!