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Windows 7: A cleaner, safer web with Chrome Cleanup

23 Oct 2017   #31
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail
 
 

500?? I've used Chrome for years and the most tracking cookies SAS has ever picked up was around 20 for a months usage. That's with the default cookie settings. 500 seems like a huge amount!


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23 Oct 2017   #32
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
500?? I've used Chrome for years and the most tracking cookies SAS has ever picked up was around 20 for a months usage. That's with the default cookie settings. 500 seems like a huge amount!
I was talking about Firefox but its cookie handling is no better than Chrome's (and you're correct, 500 is a lot).
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23 Oct 2017   #33
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail
 
 

I knew you were talking about Firefox LF, but what I meant was through all my years of using Chrome I've never had anywhere near that amount. Does Firefox handle cookies differently to Chrome somehow?

I prefer to use Chrome as I use a few Android devices and it syncs well with those. I'm tied into the Android ecosystem anyway, so I just have to go along with Google's excessive data collection, despite blocking and disabling as much as I can.

I haven't used Firefox since around 2010. I updated to a buggy version which caused me a lot of problems, so haven't used it since. I can't remember how it's set up by default, or how its cookie handling works. That just seems like an excessive amount of trackers.
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23 Oct 2017   #34
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I use palemoon which isn't any different and just scanned and no cookies
There are settings to reject 3rd party cookies possibly you should alter the behavior :)
A cleaner, safer web with Chrome Cleanup-cookie.png


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23 Oct 2017   #35
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
I use palemoon which isn't any different and just scanned and no cookies
There are settings to reject 3rd party cookies possibly you should alter the behavior :)
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That's one thing about newer versions of Chrome which annoys me. For some strange reason, when I choose the option to block third party cookies, I can't pay for anything online using a card. It gets to the authentication page and just times out. I've tried adding certain cookies to the allow list, but it never works. As soon as I allow third party cookies again I can purchase things.

Not sure what Google changed to cause this, but I have to accept third party cookies for it to work in the latest versions.
I get the same behaviour on Chrome for Android.
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23 Oct 2017   #36
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Firefox is pretty much the same (I tried Pale Moon a short while back—mayhap two months ago—and I was not impressed). I had it set to reject third party cookies but I just checked it and it had changed itself back to always accept them (mutter, mutter, mumble, mumble). The only reason I even have the POS on my computer is a recent IE11 update (September's) broke a handful of badly programmed websites (I'm blaming those websites, not the update, because the vast majority of the websites I visited since then had no problems from the update). I'm running SAS again to see if any new "infections" snuck in before reset the POS.

The SAS scan just finished and has 98 hits, every misbegotten one of them through equally misbegotten Firefox. Heck, I've hardly even used the POS since I last ran SAS. This a screen shot of some of them:

A cleaner, safer web with Chrome Cleanup-cookie-invasion.jpg


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23 Oct 2017   #37
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I might add I also use in private browsing so not much of anything is saved even any cookies.
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23 Oct 2017   #38
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
This is what is cleared on exit which Chrome does not have and why I would never use it or at least one of the main reasons "clear on exit" :)
A cleaner, safer web with Chrome Cleanup-pm-cookies-2.png


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23 Oct 2017   #39
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
This is what is cleared on exit which Chrome does not have and why I would never use it or at least one of the main reasons "clear on exit" :)
Attachment 401397
The problem with those settings is the desirable cookies also get deleted. It so simple IE to deal with. I have it set to ask before new cookie gets planted on my computer. I can either choose to allow it or not to allow it. I can also choose whether my choice applies thereafter or only this onetime. It's easy peasy with no hoops to jump through. Another bonus is I immediately know when a website is trying to plant cookies onto my computer.

Once upon a time, browsers like Firefox and its derivatives had that same option but have dropped it, probably because the developers got paid by the cookie planters (polite term: I would use more accurate terms but Mama told my not to use those words) to drop the option.
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23 Oct 2017   #40
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You just add the wanted cookies in the exceptions field.
You can also block with exceptions too like when sas finds one or 500 hundred :)
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