doubleclick cookies

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by tj, Oct 5, 2002.

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  1. tj

    tj Registered Member

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    I've been getting doubleclick.net cookies accepted in spite of using Cookie Pal. Until today, I hadn't worked out which site was planting them. I was somewhat amazed to find out it was Amex. I'm certainly exceedingly concerned that Amex allow a 3rd Party marketing company to track activities on a what should be a very private web site, esp. one that is used for managing accounts. No doubt Amex will say that it doesn't allow Doubleclick to collect data from the secure area, but I for one won't be using the web to manage that account in future!
     
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  3. whmueller

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    tj,
    I also use CookiePal and the AMex site to manage my account. And I don't have any doubleclick cookies. I just verified this by going to Amex and afterwards checking CookiePal's session tab (& Cookies) and see nothing about doubleclick.
    Afraid you appear to have some more checking to do, as it doesn't seem Amex is doing this.
    Bill
     
  4. *Ari*

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    Damn......I´ve been very pedant to keep out hostile cookies.....now I checked my cookies and there they were ! All of them ! :oops: doubleclick...fastclick...etc etc....I configured IE 6 settings now, hoping they keep out now on. Weird thing, secure level was as "normal" and they did not appear ´till now.....damn damn......
    I also use "Adaware" feature constantly.
    -Ari-
     
  5. Detox

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    Doesn't IESPYAD stop that crap from getting on your puter altogether?

    Admittedly I'm not sure what's blocking them for me, Proxo or SPYAD, but my Spybot and Ad-Aware come up clean all the time now and my Zeroclick has nothing to do

    *strut*
     
  6. snowy

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    Krusty

    CookieMuncher does a real good job of controling cookies


    you may want to consider cleaning your indexDat file also......to remove those cookies...(not otherwise removed)


    snowman
     
  7. snowy

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    on a personal note:

    having tryed many cookie managers over the years...as yet I have not found one that controls "every type" of cookie.........which is why I consider cleaning the indexdat file a priority........


    snowman
     
  8. *Ari*

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    Thanx Snowman, I´ll try "CookieMuncher" !
    :)
    - Ari-
     
  9. root

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    Opera's cookie handling is awsome!
    Try it, you'll like it. :D
     
  10. *Ari*

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    GRR 8 !

    Ok it´s munching now....But where the heck is wilders cookie ? I thought this need to be saved, not munched. Btw, I got problems to get back on this forum ´coz I increased secure level of netbrowsing. So I changed it back to " normal". It gave me everytime warning :2: mysql_fetch_array(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource
    (/home/wilderss/public_html/Sources/BoardIndex.php ln 161)

    :rolleyes:


    Alrighty , I got it I got it ! I saved this sites address on the browsers settings ! GRR 8 !
     
  11. snowy

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    Krusty

    please excuse my delay to reply....was away for awhile.


    1) cookiemuncher eats the cookie..BUT you can login to any website as you normally would......cause cookiemuncher works in such a way that its the same results except the cookie does not get into the hard drive.........cookie gone. ( keeping the explanation simple)


    2) For most of today I was getting the same error message when trying to access the forum........it seems to have cleared on its own.......actually I also received another message...> NO RESPONSE RECEIVED<

    by the way.....did you noticed refer to index dat file.....if you don't have a program that cleans that file....consider requesting info on one from other members who have the same os......

    respectfully

    snowman
     
  12. snowman

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    Krusty

    Out friend Root made a great suggestion the Op broswer is all around a good product.........unfortunately I am not able to use it.......for both business and technical reasons........otherwise I would in a second.


    snowman
     
  13. *Ari*

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    AWWWWWW **** :mad: so it wasn´t MY error message ....lmao And I worked hard for finding out what is going on with cookies LOL. And I found many websites telling me about MySQL......
    Now it is alrighty

    Thanx Snow

    (and I removed all " cookie saved addresses" from the settings )
     
  14. snowman

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    Krusty

    just covering your back so please excuse my re-asking if you cleaned the index dat file.......not just the setting addresses. otherwise.....anyone can open the index dat file an there is every where you ever been.....plus....cookies stick there like glue.......you can't clean that file just using the settings in IE.......if you already know this please excuse continued mention.

    snowman
     
  15. *Ari*

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    Cleaning the Index file yeah ? Not deleting all of it ? I opened it up on notepad, and I cleaned it empty. Does that make any sense at all o_O

    Snowman, I consider all advices are welcome, no need to apologize ;)
    I use to help people who doesn´t know much, if I am able to.
    Many Thanx.

    -Ari-
     
  16. eyespy

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    Krusty,
    Internet Sweeper will clean those "history.dat, cookies.dat, and index.dat" files. As well as other files.
    You can get it at "Wilders free tools" page.
    Window Washer, Clean Disk Security, and JV 16 are other tools for cleaning those dat. files. !!
    Of course their are many others, but I've used these and they work well !! :)

    regards,
    bill ;)
     
  17. snowy

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    Krusty

    as I understand it the index Dat file can not be opened with notepad.......if I am mistaken please somene correct me...........in fact....I am not sure that the file can be opened by normal means at all....but requires a program made for that particular purpose.........not sure but maybe IESWEEPER is one such program...there are others

    snowman

    * logged out by board**
     
  18. *Ari*

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    Snow

    Almost anything can be opened on notepad, if file is too big, it can be opened on wordpad. But I prefer bottle opener better for my beer bottles :)

    -Ari-
     
  19. snowman

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    Krusty

    well you definitely have enlighten me...until now I thought the index dat could not be cleaned that way......tomorrow I'll give that a try......

    much thanks

    snowman
     
  20. *Ari*

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    Hello Eyespy

    I have been using "Internet Sweeper" long time, that´s a goodware ! I just have swept trash occasionally, maybe ´coz no one else uses this machine, I hope lol. But those cookies made me thinking twice and now is all on index.dat ... ok grr 8 :D

    many thanx -Ari
     
  21. FanJ

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    Yep, you're right Detox (at least for Internet Explorer users).

    I'm using Hosts (from S.Martin), IE-SPYAD, AdShield (at the moment), and IEClean for cleaning index.dat and lots of other things that IEClean does for you (I certainly don't want to be seen as a walking advertisement for IEClean, but it is such a nice program!).
     
  22. *Ari*

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    FanJ

    Thanx , I try "Ie Cleaner" now. I have "Internet Sweeper" but it doesn´t sweep index file :doubt: And an old "Clean Up" works too, not sure about index....yet.

    best wishes -Ari
     
  23. pin

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    krusty, why not just put wilders on the trusted list? that way you can keep things at high security.
     
  24. *Ari*

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    I have already done that way and it was not this site making me concerned but all the way other sites though.

    I keep on receiving cookies on "temporary internet files" folder, I wonder how is that ? they are "everywhere" :doubt:
    I even tried to run "Cookie Muncher" tripled. It can be done for short, then it starts going wild lol
    Ari
     
  25. pin

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    that is truly weird!

    i use cookiewall. it works great.
     
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