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Is there anyway to stop tracking cookies?  I use FireFox and check
cookies and it lists none.  I run Spybot and I have over 8 TC.  I
remove them and 2 or 3 days latter they are back.  Is there anyway to
block them?

Thanx


Re: tracking cookies

Mikie wrote:

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Mikie,

This will eliminate most, if not all, of them.

1) Disable third-party cookies.

   (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie )

2) Block the sites of the creeps who set them.

All of this stuff is security-related, which means that if you use it,
you have to keep it updated. Some people prefer Adblock to Adblock
Plus for whatever reason.

Firefox/Mozilla - Adblock:
   (https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=10 )
Firefox/Mozilla - Filterset.G Updater for Adblock:
   (https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=1136 )
Firefox/Mozilla - Adblock Plus:
   (http://bene.sitesled.com/adblock.htm )
Firefox/Mozilla - Flashblock, disables Flash content:
   (http://flashblock.mozdev.org /)
Firefox/Mozilla - NoScript, disables Javascript:
   (https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=722 )
Firefox/Mozilla - PrefBar, allows toggle of Javascript, Flash:
   (http://prefbar.mozdev.org /)

Firefox/Mozilla/IE - Spyware Blaster, site blocking
   (http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html )

MS IE Specific - IESPYAD, ad-blocking:
   (http://www.spywarewarrior.com/uiuc/resource.htm )
MS IE Specific - Enough is Enough!, disables Java, Javascript and ActiveX:
   (http://www.spywarewarrior.com/uiuc/resource6.htm )

All browsers - HOSTS file:

Many people in the Security/Paranoia NGs use MVPs HOSTS files together
with a HOSTS file utility like HostsMan or Hostess. Some general HOSTS
File Information:

Creating/Modifying HOSTS Files:

HOSTS File - BT Shagnasty
   (http://k75s.home.att.net/hostsfile.txt )
HOSTS File - Dan Pollock
   (http://someonewhocares.org/hosts /)
HOSTS File - Gorilla
   (http://www.accs-net.com/hosts /)
HOSTS File - hpGuru
   (http://www.hosts-file.net/downloads.html )
HOSTS File - Mike
   (http://www.everythingisnt.com/hosts.html )
HOSTS File - MVPs
   (http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm )
HOSTS File - Peter Lowe
   (http://pgl.yoyo.org/as /)
HOSTS File - Shorty
   (http://hostsfile.mine.nu /)
HOSTS File - HOSTS Secure
   (http://www.timdorr.com/syko86/ycsoft/hostssecure.htm )

Each of the above sites provides a HOSTS file in addition to a wealth
of information about the use of a HOSTS file, DNS servers, the DNS
client, etc.

Managing the HOSTS File:

HOSTS File Utilities - CIP HOSTS file manager by Radsoft
   (http://www.snapfiles.com/get/cipfree.html )
HOSTS File Utilities - HiJackThis by Merijn
   (http://www.merijn.org/index.html )
HOSTS File Utilities - Hoster by Funkytoad
   (http://www.funkytoad.com/hoster.htm )
HOSTS File Utilities - Hostess by Ray Marron
   (http://www.raymarron.com/hostess /)
HOSTS File Utilities - Hosts Manager by Bluetack
   (http://www.bluetack.co.uk/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=10 )
HOSTS File Utilities - HOSTS File Manager by MVPs
   (http://www.mvps.org/PracticallyNerded/SoftMain.htm )
HOSTS File Utilities - HOSTS Manager by Aldo Vargas
   (http://www.aldostools.com/hosts.html )
HOSTS File Utilities - HostsMan by abelhadigital
   (http://hostsman.abelhadigital.com /)
HOSTS File Utilities - Hosts Toggle by Mike Meyer
   (http://www.snapfiles.com/get/hoststoggle.html )

If you are new to HOSTS files, start with the MVPs web site and go
from there.

Ron :)

Re: tracking cookies

Ron Lopshire wrote:

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This is a worthy extension. :-)

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Regarding these two, I found the NoScript extension to be annoying, and
felt as if it treated me like a little kid. Each time I would visit a
new site, I'd have to answer the question. Yes or no ... If I answered
No, and then found out the navigation didn't work (and if I trusted the
site), I would have to open up the NoScript dialog, find the site in an
ever-growing long list, remove it from the list, refresh and answer
again. Now I was locked into permitting JS for every page on that site.
I uninstalled NoScript after about ten minutes of testing.

It may be ok for someone who only ever visits a few specific sites.

It's much easier with the PrefBar. Keep the JavaScript checkbox
unchecked, and if you come to a site you trust where JS is needed, just
check the box and refresh. When you leave the site, just uncheck it
again.
http://k75s.home.att.net/images/prefbar.png

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Thanks!

--
   -bts
   -Motorcycles defy gravity; cars just suck

Re: tracking cookies

Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:
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??? you click on the options button on the notification area (or on the
  noscript icon in the status bar) and it shows you a list of
domains/ip's specific to the currently rendered page and you can pick
and choose which of those you want to accept... at least that's the way
*i* use noscript... i'm not sure why you have to go through such a more
involved process to change the setting for a particular site but it's
definitely not required...

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see, that's what's good about noscript, you don't have to remember to
disable javascript again at the end because you only ever turned it on
for sites specific to the current page...

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now the idiots have taken over
spreading like a social cancer,
is there an answer?"

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