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Tracking Cookies

I ran Ewido and found 38 issues of tracking cookies that were all connected to my Firefox profile.

It didn't find any connected to the other browsers that I use..Why only Firefox? (1.5.04)

Is there a program out there that I can use to stop this?


Nubee

Dell Intel Celeron 2.53 GHz Processor
256 MB Memory 80 GB HD

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Could be a lot of things

In reply to: Tracking Cookies

The cookie used for the persistent login on this site could be considered a tracking cookie, yet it's rather harmless.

What I do, is set Firefox to allow only session cookies, but also to ask for each new cookie. That way, I can allow specific ones to be permanent, and the rest get deleted when I close Firefox. Simple, elegant, and effective.

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Tracking Cookies

In reply to: Could be a lot of things

Hey I didn't know I could do that.


Thanks Happy

Nubee

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