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Whinging Courier
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      01-29-2008
Back in the day, there used to be an option to tick a box to block third
party cookies, this would block anything that didn't originate from the
site and meant I didn't have to filling the exceptions box every time,
which incidentally, doesn't work. Can anyone shed any light on why when
I put the address of the offending item (for example *serving-sys.com or
serving-sys.com) it still shows after a night's browsing and a quick
sweep with Ad-Aware? What happened to the box that would eliminate the
need for any such clunky addons?

P.S. I've tried putting these ad servers etc in the hosts file and blow
me down if that doesn't work either! How do I stop these tracking
cookies getting onto my machine?
 
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Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo
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      01-29-2008
Whinging Courier wrote:
> Back in the day, there used to be an option to tick a box to block third
> party cookies, this would block anything that didn't originate from the
> site and meant I didn't have to filling the exceptions box every time,
> which incidentally, doesn't work. Can anyone shed any light on why when
> I put the address of the offending item (for example *serving-sys.com or
> serving-sys.com) it still shows after a night's browsing and a quick
> sweep with Ad-Aware? What happened to the box that would eliminate the
> need for any such clunky addons?
>
> P.S. I've tried putting these ad servers etc in the hosts file and blow
> me down if that doesn't work either! How do I stop these tracking
> cookies getting onto my machine?


how about mentioning which program you're using, then maybe
someone can help you.

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Rom
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      01-29-2008
On Tue, 29 Jan 2008 02:09:46 -0000, Whinging Courier wrote:

> Back in the day, there used to be an option to tick a box to block third
> party cookies, this would block anything that didn't originate from the
> site and meant I didn't have to filling the exceptions box every time,
> which incidentally, doesn't work.


Assuming Firefox:
<http://kb.mozillazine.org/Network.cookie.cookieBehavior>
Also see these two from the "Related bugs" section:
<https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=324397>
<https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=349680>

Quick Preference Button add-on for Firefox:
<https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1851>
"Prefs menu > Network > Cookies" has easily accessible options for
Allow all, Originating site and Disable all.

I leave it at Disable all, which is the same as unchecking "Accept
cookies from sites" in "Tools > Privacy", "Keep until" is set to "I
close Firefox", and do add exceptions as needed. At least the cookie
(and other) options are easier to access with the Quick Preference
add-on.

And there are various cookie add-ons, but I don't use them.

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Whinging Courier
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      01-29-2008
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> On Tue, 29 Jan 2008 02:09:46 -0000, Whinging Courier wrote:
>
> > Back in the day, there used to be an option to tick a box to block third
> > party cookies, this would block anything that didn't originate from the
> > site and meant I didn't have to filling the exceptions box every time,
> > which incidentally, doesn't work.

>
> Assuming Firefox:
> <http://kb.mozillazine.org/Network.cookie.cookieBehavior>
> Also see these two from the "Related bugs" section:
> <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=324397>
> <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=349680>
>
> Quick Preference Button add-on for Firefox:
> <https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1851>
> "Prefs menu > Network > Cookies" has easily accessible options for
> Allow all, Originating site and Disable all.
>
> I leave it at Disable all, which is the same as unchecking "Accept
> cookies from sites" in "Tools > Privacy", "Keep until" is set to "I
> close Firefox", and do add exceptions as needed. At least the cookie
> (and other) options are easier to access with the Quick Preference
> add-on.


The disable all is good idea. I didn't want to delete them every time
because I use some to log back into sites I use a lot. I haven't checked
the bug sections out yet but if I get a moment I'll have a look, it
sounds like I'm not the only one.

> And there are various cookie add-ons, but I don't use them.


Actually I found a ting called Cookie Monster which has an option to
disable 3rd party cookies and so far it's doing a reasonable job but
I'll be using your "disable all until" method, too.

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