Cookies are following me everywhere



MIke
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
Hi!

I dream every night that cookies are chasing me up the boulevard!

Why am I all of a sudden getting cookies from web sites that I did
business with, or frequented, several years ago. I'm using a new hard
drive so I don't suspect that they were somehow hidden and immune to
formatting, and programmed to pop in on me! Or.....is that possible?

I'm using a free download called "Cookie Wall", which filters ALL
cookies and allows me the choice as to whether to keep them
permanently, keep them temporarily or delete. These cookies by-pass
that filter for some weird reason.

Also, I added these websites to my "Cookies to be Blocked", on Internet
Explorer. Yet they are not being blocked!

Help! I'm drowning in cookies! I do keep cookies from a select three
or four highly trusted websites, but this is getting ridiculous!


Mike
Picture Rocks, AZ
Any thoughts on what to do besides blocking ALL cookies?

andy smart
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
MIke wrote:
> Hi!
>
> I dream every night that cookies are chasing me up the boulevard!
>
> Why am I all of a sudden getting cookies from web sites that I did
> business with, or frequented, several years ago. I'm using a new hard
> drive so I don't suspect that they were somehow hidden and immune to
> formatting, and programmed to pop in on me! Or.....is that possible?
>
> I'm using a free download called "Cookie Wall", which filters ALL
> cookies and allows me the choice as to whether to keep them
> permanently, keep them temporarily or delete. These cookies by-pass
> that filter for some weird reason.
>
> Also, I added these websites to my "Cookies to be Blocked", on Internet
> Explorer. Yet they are not being blocked!
>
> Help! I'm drowning in cookies! I do keep cookies from a select three
> or four highly trusted websites, but this is getting ridiculous!
>
>
> Mike
> Picture Rocks, AZ
> Any thoughts on what to do besides blocking ALL cookies?
>
First, cookies are not by defintion, bad in themselves. Some sites need
cookies in order to function. The one's you might want to lose are those
related to third-party advertising sites; you can set your browser to
filter out those from sites other than the site itself (or something
like that). I've never used Cookie Wall, but the full version of Cookie
Pal (http://www.kburra.com/cpal.html) I've found to be effective - it's
quite cheap at 15 euros too.

Stephen
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
MIke wrote:
>> Hi!
>>
>> I dream every night that cookies are chasing me up the boulevard!
>>
>> Why am I all of a sudden getting cookies from web sites that I did
>> business with, or frequented, several years ago. I'm using a new hard
>> drive so I don't suspect that they were somehow hidden and immune to
>> formatting, and programmed to pop in on me! Or.....is that possible?
>>
>> I'm using a free download called "Cookie Wall", which filters ALL
>> cookies and allows me the choice as to whether to keep them
>> permanently, keep them temporarily or delete. These cookies by-pass
>> that filter for some weird reason.
>>
>> Also, I added these websites to my "Cookies to be Blocked", on
>> Internet Explorer. Yet they are not being blocked!
>>
>> Help! I'm drowning in cookies! I do keep cookies from a select
>> three or four highly trusted websites, but this is getting
>> ridiculous!
>>
>>
>> Mike
>> Picture Rocks, AZ
>> Any thoughts on what to do besides blocking ALL cookies?

Can't you turn off cookies in Internet Explorer?

Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > Privacy tab > move the slider up
to "Block all cookies"

If there's no slider hit the Advanced button.

If your Control Panel is in category view the path is:

Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections > Internet Options
> Privacy tab > move the slider up to "Block all cookies"

While you are at it switch to the "General" tab and hit the "Delete all
cookies" button.

Oh, a couple more things, I doubt your "Cookie Wall" is doing any good. Heck
it might be spyware itself. Dump it. And if you are using Firefox, dump it,
it has more holes than Swiss cheese. Internet Explorer's patch rate has
slowed *way* down - most holes are patched. Firefox holes are just now being
discovered - they are coming out with a new version almost every month in an
embarrassing frenzy of hole management - they're on their FIFTH new
*version* since December there are so many holes!

t.cruise
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
"andy smart" <anonymus@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> MIke wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > I dream every night that cookies are chasing me up the boulevard!
> >
> > Why am I all of a sudden getting cookies from web sites that I did
> > business with, or frequented, several years ago. I'm using a new hard
> > drive so I don't suspect that they were somehow hidden and immune to
> > formatting, and programmed to pop in on me! Or.....is that possible?
> >
> > I'm using a free download called "Cookie Wall", which filters ALL
> > cookies and allows me the choice as to whether to keep them
> > permanently, keep them temporarily or delete. These cookies by-pass
> > that filter for some weird reason.
> >
> > Also, I added these websites to my "Cookies to be Blocked", on Internet
> > Explorer. Yet they are not being blocked!
> >
> > Help! I'm drowning in cookies! I do keep cookies from a select three
> > or four highly trusted websites, but this is getting ridiculous!
> >
> >
> > Mike
> > Picture Rocks, AZ
> > Any thoughts on what to do besides blocking ALL cookies?
> >
> First, cookies are not by defintion, bad in themselves. Some sites need
> cookies in order to function. The one's you might want to lose are those
> related to third-party advertising sites; you can set your browser to
> filter out those from sites other than the site itself (or something
> like that). I've never used Cookie Wall, but the full version of Cookie
> Pal (http://www.kburra.com/cpal.html) I've found to be effective - it's
> quite cheap at 15 euros too.

I've been using Cookie Pal since 1998, and would not be without it. It was the first
shareware that I purchased. People who do not use cookie managers would be surprised at
how many cookies web sites are now placing on their drive, and the types of cookies that
they are. One day I decided not to click the NO/ALWAYS options for a site, and found that
it wanted to place over 60 cookies on my drive, including third party data miners etc..
Most people do not know that their internet movements are being followed. Also, even
though I purchased Cookie Pal 7 years ago, for a ridiculously low price, every update
since, for every new version of Windows has been free.
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R. McCarty
07-09-2005, 11:55 PM
I also used Cookie Pal, a nice program. However, IE6 now
provides the same type of handling built in. You setup control
for both 1st and 3rd party cookies. IE also allows you to set
"Prompt", so you can over time build up a listing of allowed &
blocked cookies.
For simple control for customers, I override default handling
and set 1st-party cookies to Accept and 3rd-Party to block.
For users who are a little more technically savvy, I'll set 1st
party to prompt and let them selectively pick which sites can
place cookies on their PCs.
You can access Cookie Handling via IE's Tools, Internet
Options, Privacy (Tab), Advanced.
Still with any Cookie handling - you should run AdAware and
other tools to remove the tracking & other "Bad" Cookies.

"t.cruise" <t__cruise@[NoSpam]hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> "andy smart" <anonymus@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:d7katp$ubs$1@newsfeed.th.ifl.net...
>> MIke wrote:
>> > Hi!
>> >
>> > I dream every night that cookies are chasing me up the boulevard!
>> >
>> > Why am I all of a sudden getting cookies from web sites that I did
>> > business with, or frequented, several years ago. I'm using a new hard
>> > drive so I don't suspect that they were somehow hidden and immune to
>> > formatting, and programmed to pop in on me! Or.....is that possible?
>> >
>> > I'm using a free download called "Cookie Wall", which filters ALL
>> > cookies and allows me the choice as to whether to keep them
>> > permanently, keep them temporarily or delete. These cookies by-pass
>> > that filter for some weird reason.
>> >
>> > Also, I added these websites to my "Cookies to be Blocked", on Internet
>> > Explorer. Yet they are not being blocked!
>> >
>> > Help! I'm drowning in cookies! I do keep cookies from a select three
>> > or four highly trusted websites, but this is getting ridiculous!
>> >
>> >
>> > Mike
>> > Picture Rocks, AZ
>> > Any thoughts on what to do besides blocking ALL cookies?
>> >
>> First, cookies are not by defintion, bad in themselves. Some sites need
>> cookies in order to function. The one's you might want to lose are those
>> related to third-party advertising sites; you can set your browser to
>> filter out those from sites other than the site itself (or something
>> like that). I've never used Cookie Wall, but the full version of Cookie
>> Pal (http://www.kburra.com/cpal.html) I've found to be effective - it's
>> quite cheap at 15 euros too.
>
> I've been using Cookie Pal since 1998, and would not be without it. It
> was the first
> shareware that I purchased. People who do not use cookie managers would
> be surprised at
> how many cookies web sites are now placing on their drive, and the types
> of cookies that
> they are. One day I decided not to click the NO/ALWAYS options for a
> site, and found that
> it wanted to place over 60 cookies on my drive, including third party data
> miners etc..
> Most people do not know that their internet movements are being followed.
> Also, even
> though I purchased Cookie Pal 7 years ago, for a ridiculously low price,
> every update
> since, for every new version of Windows has been free.
> --
>
> T.C.
> t__cruise@[NoSpam]hotmail.com
> Remove [NoSpam] to reply
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>
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