Blocking third party cookies

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by Whinging Courier, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. 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?
     
    Whinging Courier, Jan 29, 2008
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  2. 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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    Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo, Jan 29, 2008
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  3. Whinging Courier

    Rom Guest

    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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    Rom, Jan 29, 2008
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  4. In article <>, lid
    says...

    > 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.

    Cheers
     
    Whinging Courier, Jan 29, 2008
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