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Name Game
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Re: Association of Parasites upset about 'do-not-track' default

Do you consider that permanent cookie to be a...

ENISA Warns About the Risks of Persistent Cookies

The agency notes that HTTP cookies were initially created for facilitating browser-server interaction and solving other legitimate technical problems.

»news.softpedia.com/news/ENISA-Wa···16.shtml
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mysec
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said by Name Game:

Do you consider that permanent cookie to be a...


I've always thought that a Permanent or Persistent cookie was one that I authorized to be stored. I have six.

EDIT: I'm not going to refer to my browser settings, since I've been taken to task for referencing an antiquated version of the browser I use.

The "alternative," next generation persistent cookies mentioned in the article, such Flash, present a real problem in being able to control whether or not you want them stored.

That "problem" is taken care of on my system since I use Deep Freeze, whereby anything written to a frozen partition is wiped on reboot, so nothing of that nature is stored.

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Name Game
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I handle them similar to what you do then..and I never worried about any of them..antiquated is good when you publish the code date..and where they were manufactured.


mysec
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said by Name Game:

..antiquated is good when you publish the code date..and where they were manufactured.


Sorry, I don't know what you are referring to...

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Name Game
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Right ..well this is the pdf of the study..your persistent type cookie is discussed ..along with security risks in section 3. Privacy Concerns section 4.

»www.enisa.europa.eu/activities/i···cookies/



Name Game
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And the Flash cookie you mentioned..they call Cookie Re-Spawning.
Cookie re-spawning is the practice of using ulternative storage locations, such as Flash Local Storage Objects (LSOs), to recreate cookies if they are deleted from the browser, therefore circumventing the consumer's decision.

»news.softpedia.com/news/European···24.shtml

Then there is the "Ever Cookie" stored in ten locations..

»news.softpedia.com/news/Hacker-R···62.shtml
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mysec
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Great article for explaining these things.

This stood out to me:

Web tracking is mainly performed by monitoring IP addresses, and using techniques such as cookies, or the more powerful supercookies

Some sites, such as those belonging to advertising companies, use third-party cookies to track a user across multiple sites. In particular, an advertising company can track a user across all pages where it has placed advertising images or web bugs. Knowledge of the pages visited by a user allows the advertising company to target advertising at the user’s presumed preferences.

Another study shows that not only are these third-parties increasing their tracking of users, but that they can now link these traces with identities and personal information via online social networks [19]. In [20], a behavioural targeting study was performed on an e-commerce site for a clothing line. The results for the analysed case showed that the web site contained a total of nine tracking tags that linked to eight third-party companies.




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