What enables Firefox support?

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by randyw57, Feb 8, 2007.

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  1. randyw57

    randyw57 Registered Member

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    I have downloaded SB 3.5.1.
    I've enabled all of the protection, including the protection to
    Prevent ad/tracking cookies in Firefox.
    I have also configured the cookie settings in Firefox V2 to not allow third party cookies. But I'm still getting 3rd party cookies in Firefox.
    Is there something else I need to do in either SB or Firefox to completely
    block these 3rd party cookies?

    Thanks for any help!
     
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    Where\what setting did you use to block 3rd party cookies?
     
  3. randyw57

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    In Firefox V2 I went to the address bar and entered 'about:config'.
    Then in the Filter I entered network.cookie.cookiebehavior.
    I set the value for that item to '1'.

    In SB 3.5.1 I first downloaded the latest updates.
    Then I just clicked on the 'Enable All Protection' link from the main window.
    I also went to the Mozilla/Firefox tab and made sure that there was a check
    in the box for Prevent ad/tracking cookies.

    Do I need to to change some other settings?

    Thanks.
     
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    ThunderZ Registered Member

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    That is all I know of. Do you have cookies set to be deleted until closed? Never really worry to much about them anymore. I do know there are several good cookie handling extensions. Perhaps someone will drop in with some other suggestions. Out of curiosity, what sites are they from?
     
  5. randyw57

    randyw57 Registered Member

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    No, I have the cookies set to Keep Until they Expire.
    Do you think I should change that?
    I really do want to keep cookies from 'good' sites.

    I've had Avenue A come back a number of times.
    Today I had cookies from Zedo.

    I'd be happy to put on an extension. If that would stop these things.
    When I started using Firefox quite some time ago I thought I was immune
    to these things. I never got any adware on the system.
     
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    I have mine set to be kept until I close Firefox. If there are certain cookies you want kept or not they can be added to the exceptions list as blocked or allowed. Try adding those 2 in question to the exceptions list and set them to block. I do not use a cookie handler extension but many are mentioned on this site. Do a search and you will come up with some good suggestions.
     
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    heres what i do:

    I uncheck "Allow cookies from sites" and then I whitelist the sites that I need cookies for (like email and forums). Also I use Cookie Button (in the statusbar) extension.
     
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