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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:35 AM
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Anyone else being attacked by tracking cookies?
Yes, in just the past 3 months I can run my spyware and have over 100 tracking cookies several times a day! There are always some I can't get rid of unless I restart my computer. Anyone else? Here are the ones that just won't go away unless I restart my computer......

index.dat specificclick.net
index.dat apmebf.com S/
index.dat fdau.adbureau.n........
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:37 AM
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1. Usually, I'm the one tracking and attacking the cookies.
:P
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Uben Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:50 AM
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2. Yes
I was just attacked by three chocolate chip cookies. I assaulted them with stomach acid!
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:51 AM
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3. I turn off cookies and only allow them for sites such as DU
In my time using the internet I have found that cookies have no effect on anything I do except when purchasing something online or posting online. Other than that I find I don't need cookies turned on. No session cookie either. I recommend setting do not save encrypted pages to disk also.

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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:58 AM
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4. Switch to the Firefox Mozilla browser and use pop-up prevention.
One tactic is to have several browsers with distinct settings.

Only allow cookies from the originating server. Often, the surplus cookies are from ads in pages and pop-ups originating elsewhere.

Have you tried modifying the cookies before they go back? Tell the damn server to just shut down! :rofl:
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MikeE Donating Member (637 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:23 AM
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5. I haven't had the problem
I read this on the first cup of coffee though and just pictured this cookie dressed like Elmer Fudd singing "Kill da wabbit, kill the wabbit"
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:26 AM
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6. more coffee maybe
squeeze the bunny
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Mugu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:58 AM
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7. Damned Girl Scouts and their cookies. I knew they were up to no good. n/t
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