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Name Game
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Grand Rapids, MI
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reply to Frodo

Re:  

Here is the double click at that site

»www.networkworld.com/includes/r0···.js?2532


Mele20
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I get this if I click on your link.


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Name Game
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Make it fun

»superuser.com/questions/193007/b···h-own-js

»www.proxomitron.info/tests/index.html
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ashrc4
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reply to StuartMW

Re: 86% top websites expose visitors to 3rd-party track cookies

said by StuartMW:

Doesn't almost every browser allow to block 3rd-party cookies?

Smart phones like most droids don't allow for third party blocking on the default browser. Just to block "all cookies" option which is going to stop a lot of pages from working, so not really an option.
If the percentage of people don't know/care to block them stays high this will keep manifesting (tablets/phones) leaving only the pc market who know and care, actively blocking them.
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norwegian
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Outback
reply to Name Game

quote:
Ray Everett, Keynote's director of privacy services, says it all reflects a "'wild West' mentality" and that "aggressive tracking companies" could be placing website publishers in a difficult position and even exposing them to legal risk. But he points out the "burden of policing third-party trackers falls squarely on the shoulders of website publishers" because they are clearly responsible for their content and brand reputation.
This bit worries me, while I understand if I owned "your website" and had ads/banners etc as a sideline to help fund the site's upkeep, then wouldn't it still lie with the people who were rotating ads and what they directed at the hired space?

That's just like me flattening a house I rented, it falls on me, whether it be by insurances, court or whatever means at the owner's disposal. Not once is it the house owner's fault, he just has the inconvenience of the paperwork and cleanup, and a hope it all pays off so they can move on. So why is a web site to be taken over the infected ads.....as long as they responded to notification, what more can be done?
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StuartMW
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reply to ashrc4

said by ashrc4:

Smart phones like most droids don't allow for third party blocking on the default browser.

Well using a smartphone/tablet allows you to be tracked not only virtually (via cookies) but physically (GPS and/or tower pinging) as well. In short they know what websites you've been to as well as where you go IRL.
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angussf
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Tucson, AZ
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reply to Name Game

If you're using Firefox (except Android) you can make third-party cookies session cookies only. Type "about:config" in the URL bar, then type "third" in the "Search" box. Toggle "network.cookie.thirdparty.sessionOnly" from the default value and close the "about:config" tab.

Also, you can block many advercookies using Spyware Blaster and Spyblock Search and Destroy. In SS&D when you "immunize" your system it enable settings which block access to adversites.

Also, the TACO add-on for Firefox sets many per-site cookies for known advertisers to "opt out".
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Dude111
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USA
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reply to Mele20

 

quote:
I get this if I click on your link.
Hmmmmm i dont get anything Mele,it tries to DL (doubleclick_ads.js) to which i just click Cancel

said by angussf :
If you're using Firefox (except Android) you can make third-party cookies session cookies only.
I can do that too.. That will block all FIRST PARTY COOKIES ALSO right? (Unless logged in somewhere)

OZO
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reply to angussf

Re: 86% top websites expose visitors to 3rd-party track cookies

said by angussf:

If you're using Firefox (except Android) you can make third-party cookies session cookies only. Type "about:config" in the URL bar, then type "third" in the "Search" box. Toggle "network.cookie.thirdparty.sessionOnly" from the default value and close the "about:config" tab.

And why do you need session cookies for the third parties?

There is absolutely no any need for third party cookies. They were designed with a sole purpose of tracking users, moving around the Internet. It's a pure spy mechanism, offering no any good for end users whatsoever. Always block them all absolutely and unconditionally.
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angussf
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said by OZO:

And why do you need session cookies for the third parties?

There is absolutely no any need for third party cookies. They were designed with a sole purpose of tracking users, moving around the Internet. It's a pure spy mechanism, offering no any good for end users whatsoever. Always block them all absolutely and unconditionally.

Unfortunately there are some sites, mlb.com among them, which route you through doubleclick. Yes, I know, I could give it up because of this, but baseball is one of my fun things to watch and do. mlb.com doesn't work without whitelisting doubleclick.

I just have FF nuke any third-party cookies when I leave. Works for me.
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Ian
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ON
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Somewhat surprised it's only 86% myself...



antdude
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United State
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reply to Name Game

Mmm, cookies.


Mele20
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Hilo, HI
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reply to Dude111

Re:  

Click for full size
Well, you wouldn't get what I do as everything is filtered through Proxomitron (for all browsers) and what I posted was Proxo's script for doubleclick to stop doubleclick. If I were to bypass Proxo and try Name Game's link, I'd probably get what you got. Name Game knows I use Proxo and that is why he posted those links in his reply to me.

You have to go a step further in Fx, Opera, SeaMonkey if you want to make all cookies "Session Only" EXCEPT for a few first party ones (like login ones for dslr) that you want to be permanent. You have to go into Options/Privacy and you must change the History tab to "Fx will use Custom Settings for History". That gives you choices regarding cookie handling.

Under History, uncheck "Permanent Private Browsing Mode". Then check "Accept Cookies from Sites". UNcheck "accept third party cookies". Next to "Keep Until:" open the drop down box and choose "Until I close Fx". That makes all cookies session only. If you want a few first party ones to be kept permanently then click on the "Exceptions" box on the right side and add the address of the web site where you wish FIRST PARTY cookies to be kept permanently. You have already UNchecked the box next to "accept third party cookies" so those will never be accepted at all (as session or permanent). The only ones that will be treated as first party, permanent cookies will be those from websites where you type in the address on the Exceptions screen. All other first party cookies will be treated as Session Only and automatically deleted when you close Fx.
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Mele20
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Hilo, HI
kudos:5
reply to angussf

Re: 86% top websites expose visitors to 3rd-party track cookies

said by angussf:

said by OZO:

And why do you need session cookies for the third parties?

There is absolutely no any need for third party cookies. They were designed with a sole purpose of tracking users, moving around the Internet. It's a pure spy mechanism, offering no any good for end users whatsoever. Always block them all absolutely and unconditionally.

Unfortunately there are some sites, mlb.com among them, which route you through doubleclick. Yes, I know, I could give it up because of this, but baseball is one of my fun things to watch and do. mlb.com doesn't work without whitelisting doubleclick.

I just have FF nuke any third-party cookies when I leave. Works for me.

mlb.com works with Proxo and Sidki's 12/11 filters...at least the vast majority of the site works fine. The two areas that don't work are probably what you are most interested in...Scoreboard and Stats. If I click on either of those, I get a comical error:

"To learn about our efforts to improve the accessibility and usability of our website, please visit our page. or"

There is nothing after the "or". Plus, there is nothing on the page except that error.

If I loved baseball, I'd request help at Proxo's forum to fix the problem but I'm not a baseball fan.
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When governments fear people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. Thomas Jefferson