Do you use Ghostery?

Discussion in 'polls' started by carat, Jan 8, 2012.

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Do you use Ghostery?

  1. Yes

    92 vote(s)
    51.4%
  2. No

    87 vote(s)
    48.6%
  1. carat
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    carat Guest

    Do you use Ghostery? :doubt:
  2. Daveski17
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    Daveski17 Registered Member

    I use Ghostery & SpywareBlaster inter alia, I have just finished a three & a half hour SUPERAntiSpyware scan & still found 91 tracking cookies! :(

    OK, I admit it's been a while since I have done a full scan with SAS.
  3. mrpink
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    mrpink Registered Member

    No, i don't give a **** about tracking cookies
  4. guest
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    guest Guest

    No.

    NoScript (scripts globally allowed but with restrictions), Adblock Plus (EasyList and EasyPrivacy lists) and PeerBlock (Spyware and Advertising lists) are already blocking almost everything Ghostery would block here.

    As for cookies, I already use the extension Cookie Whitelist, With Buttons to manage cookies: third-party cookies aren't accepted; unauthorized (not white-listed) first-party cookies are recorded and accepted only for the current browser session.
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  5. Hungry Man
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    Hungry Man Registered Member

    I always block all 3rd party cookies. They don't really benefit me so why bother?
  6. guest
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    I don't give a *** too, but it's not good to see them detected when I run a scan with Hitman Pro - for a good reason: I'm somewhat suspicious that SurfRight developers will, at some point, make tracking cookie detection/cleaning automatically start the program trial period (as malware detection/cleaning already does), lol.
  7. Daveski17
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    Daveski17 Registered Member

    I admit I don't give several asterisks about tracking cookies either, but I am curious about how I can still get them though.
  8. guest
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    guest Guest

    After I started managing cookies on Firefox with Cookie Whitelist, With Buttons, they don't survive (third-party cookies are blocked by default; not white-listed first-party cookies are recorded for usage on the current browser session only). On QtWeb, Private Browsing feature is always enabled and they also don't survive.
  9. mrpink
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    I have unticked that option in Hitman since day one, and the funny thing is if i check it back Hitman ignores it, does not detect anything :eek:
  10. Daveski17
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    Daveski17 Registered Member

    OK, thanks for the tip. :thumb:
  11. carat
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    carat Guest

    Did you know that Facebook, Google, Twitter and others track your online browsing activities on every site that includes one of these buttons, even if you never click the buttons and (in some browsers) even if you have third-party cookies disabled? :(
  12. Page42
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    Page42 Registered Member

    No.
    I used it briefly, then decided that I wanted to reduce the number of extensions I run.
  13. Daveski17
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    Daveski17 Registered Member

    Yes, that is an excellent point.
  14. EboO
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    EboO Registered Member

    Have you ever heard about "do not track plus" ?

    hxxp://donottrackplus.com/
  15. dw426
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    dw426 Registered Member

    Yes, a paid program that does what the others do for free.
  16. EboO
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    EboO Registered Member

    paid ?!

    I've tried it and it's free. But it blocks less elements than ghostery.
  17. dw426
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    dw426 Registered Member

    I sure thought it was mentioned in a review a week or so back that it was a paid product. I'm not surprised it doesn't work as well as others, being Abine. Their TPL list might as well not even be there, it's rather poor in my limited experience with it.
  18. Lanny1276
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    Lanny1276 Registered Member

    ...good thread. I thought that many of these site trackers (ie: google adsense) work regardless of whether or not one has cookies disabled.
  19. Daveski17
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    Daveski17 Registered Member

    That's what I thought too. Extensions like Ghostery, NoScript, RequestPolicy or filters like SpywareBlaster & the like can block this tracking to some extent.
  20. EboO
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    EboO Registered Member

    I've got a question for whose who don't use ghostery : easyprivacy and easylist are enough or i need more ?
    With noscript how can i configure it ? I've abandonned it a few years ago because it were too restrictive daily.
  21. Daveski17
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    Daveski17 Registered Member

    NoScript faq
  22. nikanthpromod
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    nikanthpromod Registered Member

    No .. dont have time to study whos tracking me.;)
  23. guest
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    guest Guest

    According to some posts on this thread, they may be enough. That thread also raises some concerns about the ad company that owns Ghostery.

    Figure out what I tweaked (My reasons were stated here and here):

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    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 10, 2012
  24. Tarnak
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    Tarnak Registered Member

    I use it with Opera, but when I click on the icon it shows nothing. So, I am not sure if it is working. o_O

    ScreenShot_Ghostery_icon_click_shows nothing.jpg
  25. EboO
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    EboO Registered Member

    Thanks guest :)

    If ghostery is disabled ABP won't block social buttons. So which solution is possible ? Noscript with specific rules ?