tracking cookies!? - what are they?

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by lost-ross, Jun 14, 2006.

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  1. lost-ross

    lost-ross Registered Member

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    ok i am doing an online scan on ewido and it has found like 13 tracking cookies and a trojanQhost. so what im wondering is whats the tracking cookies? there threat is medium and there path doesnt seem to be a website i have visited its all numbers and stuff like that. im not really bothered about the trojan lol i have a gizellion no matter what i do, dont get me wrong im on the verge of getting rid of them all by following some great advice but i wanted to know about these cookies? anyone have a clue?
     
  2. dog

    dog Guest

    You'll find all you need to know on -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie

    Specifically see these secitions - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie#Privacy_and_third-party_cookies and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie#Third-party_cookies - although you should read the entire writeup.

    You'll need to configure your browser to block third party cookies ... you'll find instructions on this page - http://www.spywarewarrior.com/uiuc/main-nf.htm

    Here's a link to the An Introduction to Web Browser Privacy & Security Guide: http://www.spywarewarrior.com/uiuc/btw/browser-sec-intro.htm

    Or here are direct links to these three browsers:

    Internet Explorer: http://www.spywarewarrior.com/uiuc/btw/ie/ie-opts.htm
    Firefox: http://www.spywarewarrior.com/uiuc/btw/ffox/ffox-opts.htm
    Opera: http://www.spywarewarrior.com/uiuc/btw/opera/opera-opts.htm

    Regards;

    Steve
     
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