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Windows 7: Tracking cookies

29 May 2010   #11

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Some of the cookies you mentioned are familiar. E.g. Ebay inserts the doubleclick and mediaplex cookies.

I found a very interesting concept- "Opt out cookies". Check it out at

World Privacy Forum: Cookie Opt Out

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29 May 2010   #12

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


In addition, I have my cookies set to always block and use the Allow or Deny cookies "Per Site" option instead. This way no cookies get on your system unless you allowed them from a specific website.

Hope this helps,
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29 May 2010   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

NIS seems to do an excellent job at keeping after tracking cookies.

If you clicked "automatically remove tracking cookies" when it asked after that first scan, it will continue doing so regularly.

I have similar surfing habits as well, and have found from looking through the NIS logs, theres a ton of similar cookies that have been silently removed, daily.

I think the reason you find them with MSE is its basically a virus scanner. And since tracking cookies arent considered a major threat, it does nothing about them.

Where as NIS has anti spyware built in, and sees tracking cookies as unwanted critters.(depending on your settings)

Its never removed the seven forums cookies though ...
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29 May 2010   #14
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Thanks everybody for the excellent links. I will use some of the tools and see how it goes. And Wishmaster you are right. With NIS I do not seem to have this tracking cookie invasion. It is just where I use MSE.
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29 May 2010   #15

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate


Many vendors stopped including tracking cookies in detection as they are not a security threat and modern browsers have controls to block third-party cookies. Just like MRU's, they are only a means of inflating the numbers.
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29 May 2010   #16
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Corinne, right, I don't consider them a threat either, just a nuisance.
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