Frenzy Begins Over Cookie Alternative

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by ronjor, Mar 31, 2005.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    The technology, based on Macromedia's Flash, is getting attention as awareness spreads of an apparent increase in user deletion of cookies. A JupiterResearch study recently found nearly 40 percent of Web users clear these text files from their machines on a regular basis. Because of the enormous consequences of cookie deletion for online marketing, analytics experts and ad technology vendors have since begun overtly addressing the potential of the "Flash cookie."

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  2. Acadia

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    Stupid advertisers and nosey marketers, I hate these people who use this special type of cookie to track people on the internet. :mad:
     
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    Excellent warning! After checking the indicated settings pages, I found that nothing had been stored yet - but I did have to put the slider to "zero" in a couple of screens and checkmark "Never ask again".

    Headed that whole potential mess off at the pass.

    Thanks ronjor and Acadia! Pete
     
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    I just found out that the above link (www.clickz.com) is in IE-SYPAds Restricted group!?

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    ClickZ looks like a marketers site and all that goes with it. Maybe some tactics they have used caused the listing.
    If you find out more, let us know.
     
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