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Windows 7: cookies?

30 Nov 2010   #1
the dummy

7 premium 64
 
 
cookies?

I have set my internet options to not excepting cookies but i still am picking up tracking cookies. So how can i prevent them without sandboxie or returnil ?


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30 Nov 2010   #2
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Tracking cookies are a little different than cookies, me personally wouldn't worry about them too much, i just clear them as and when i do a SuperAnti Spyware scan.

Cookies:
Quote:
A cookie is a small file stored on your computer by a web browser, that contains information about your visit to a specific website. It might hold details about when you last viewed the website, your viewing preferences, or products you recently clicked on.
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It may also record your IP address, the time of your visit and the browser you use. Cookies are harmless, since they are no more than a text file, and without them some aspects of the web, such as shopping carts, would not work properly.
Tracking Cookies:
Quote:
Tracking cookies are slightly different. These are cookies placed on your computer by a website affiliated with the one you visit, and are sometimes called third-party cookies. Often this is a company that provides adverts for multiple websites, such as Doubleclick.

These companies’ websites can use tracking cookies to build up a picture of your web surfing habits. It cannot track every site you visit, only those that carry that company’s adverts.
**Please Note**
The above is not my work, i have just paste it there so you have an explanation

Please feel free to read more on the article - What are tracking cookies on my computer? - 14 Jul 2010 - Computeractive

This article also provides advise on stopping cookies.

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
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30 Nov 2010   #3
yowanvista

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Use Spyware Blaster(free version) to block tracking cookies
SpywareBlaster® | Prevent spyware and malware. Free download.


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30 Nov 2010   #4
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

I get tracking cookies every day but Vipre gets rid of them each day
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30 Nov 2010   #5
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thanks for the link Borg 386 I use Vipre in a layered defence and its just a plus there is settings for cookies.
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30 Nov 2010   #6
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

I've heard good things about Vipre Ciara, been meaning to give it a try. One of these days...maybe during winter break...when I get my life back...for a bit....
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30 Nov 2010   #7
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

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30 Nov 2010   #8
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Thanx for the link...bookmarked it. I'm off to class...Happy & Safe Holidays to you & everyone
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30 Nov 2010   #9
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

And to you Borg 386
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30 Nov 2010   #10
rap33042

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I use a Firefox addon called BetterPrivacy.
Here's a shot of some of the settings available:


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