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Windows 7: Tracking cookies arghhhhhh!

31 Jan 2013   #1
keebsuk

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Tracking cookies arghhhhhh!

I have a question for one of our security guru's with regards to tracking cookies.

I use the internet a lot. I have a photography website and generally visit photography forums and tech forums such as this and GURU3D. I also visit main sites like Amazon and Ebay and use common sense when visiting sites new to me.

I run Zone Alarm Extreme security and use Malwarebytes Pro,ADWCleaner and SUPERAntiSpyware Pro daily but I still find myself clearing 100+ tracking cookies.

Are these cookies something I should worry about and am I ok to carry on removing them daily or, should I be looking at changing settings within my browser/security software? If I need to make changes could someone give me some suggestions please?

Thanks in advance.

Andy


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31 Jan 2013   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Tracking cookies will be stored on your browser depending on the sites you visit.
For e.g.: Go to Apple and it will take you to the Apple USA website. When you choose your country, it will then take you to Apple UK website. Next time, when you visit apple.com, it will automatically take you to apple.co.uk website.
That's one of the job of a tracking cookie. So its OK to keep them as long as you know which website you visit.

Hope this helps,
Dinesh
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31 Jan 2013   #3
keebsuk

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Tracking cookies will be stored on your browser depending on the sites you visit.
For e.g.: Go to Apple and it will take you to the Apple USA website. When you choose your country, it will then take you to Apple UK website. Next time, when you visit apple.com, it will automatically take you to apple.co.uk website.
That's one of the job of a tracking cookie. So its OK to keep them as long as you know which website you visit.

Hope this helps,
Dinesh

Thanks for that Dinesh, it was just what I needed to know mate

Andy
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31 Jan 2013   #4
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by keebsuk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Tracking cookies will be stored on your browser depending on the sites you visit.
For e.g.: Go to Apple and it will take you to the Apple USA website. When you choose your country, it will then take you to Apple UK website. Next time, when you visit apple.com, it will automatically take you to apple.co.uk website.
That's one of the job of a tracking cookie. So its OK to keep them as long as you know which website you visit.

Hope this helps,
Dinesh

Thanks for that Dinesh, it was just what I needed to know mate

Andy
Glad to help you Andy.
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