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GeekOfTheWeek
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About a week ago, I set my browser to ask if a site wants to give me a cookie.

All I can tell you is: WOW I never knew so many sites are wanting to give you tracking cookies. It just blows my mind. NOW, I rather enjoy clicking the REFUSE button. :-)

I ran a scan with spybot search and destroy. 100 trackers. UNREAL. I haven't gotten any more trackers since then. But it still just blows me away. WHY do they need to do this? Oh yea, the money...
I love physics. It bonds us eternally, it's what makes our computers work, it's what's in my morning cup of coffee, it's the thing that keeps the universe from vanishing due to lack of belief...
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04/29/2012 07:33 PM
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had my set since the late 90's , glad someone else figured this out clappa
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04/29/2012 07:42 PM
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i'm not a computer wizz, can you tell me how to?
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i'm not a computer wizz, can you tell me how to?
 Quoting: eclectic mind


pray
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i'm not a computer wizz, can you tell me how to?
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pray
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blah blah balh!!!
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04/29/2012 07:52 PM
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Hey Geek! Sounds good to me. I'm not computer savvy myself.
Will you share a simple "cookie cutter" with us? Thanks!
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04/29/2012 07:56 PM
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I use Opera, and you can set it in preferences... Also in firefox. Not sure about IE. I'm sure it has a setting somewhere. In Opera I set it to ask. LOVE Opera, because hardly anyone uses it, therefor, less code written for it. :-)
I love physics. It bonds us eternally, it's what makes our computers work, it's what's in my morning cup of coffee, it's the thing that keeps the universe from vanishing due to lack of belief...
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04/29/2012 08:02 PM
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I have IE. I think I'll poke around a bit and see if I can find it. I appreciate the tip. Thank you.
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About a week ago, I set my browser to ask if a site wants to give me a cookie.

All I can tell you is: WOW I never knew so many sites are wanting to give you tracking cookies. It just blows my mind. NOW, I rather enjoy clicking the REFUSE button. :-)

I ran a scan with spybot search and destroy. 100 trackers. UNREAL. I haven't gotten any more trackers since then. But it still just blows me away. WHY do they need to do this? Oh yea, the money...
 Quoting: GeekOfTheWeek


did you ever move from that ungodly town of mineral wells to california
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oops, that was me up there had another window open.
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i'm not a computer wizz, can you tell me how to?
 Quoting: eclectic mind


pray
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blah blah balh!!!
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what browser are you using , the settings are usaly in the privacy settings
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i'm not a computer wizz, can you tell me how to?
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pray
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14422899


blah blah balh!!!
 Quoting: eclectic mind


what browser are you using , the settings are usaly in the privacy settings
 Quoting: 12.21.12


i'm using IE i think i've actually found it.. lol

go to internet options, click privacy, then click advanced.. there you can overide automatic cookie handling, click this option and set it to whatever you like, block/allow/prompt...

thnks for this tip...
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04/29/2012 08:23 PM
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bear in mind that some sites need to use cookies so that the webserver can tell that you are logged in as a certain user, for example. if you turn off cookies and some site that you like to use suddenly breaks or stops working properly, that could be why.
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Re: Turned off cookies
About a week ago, I set my browser to ask if a site wants to give me a cookie.

All I can tell you is: WOW I never knew so many sites are wanting to give you tracking cookies. It just blows my mind. NOW, I rather enjoy clicking the REFUSE button. :-)

I ran a scan with spybot search and destroy. 100 trackers. UNREAL. I haven't gotten any more trackers since then. But it still just blows me away. WHY do they need to do this? Oh yea, the money...
 Quoting: GeekOfTheWeek


did you ever move from that ungodly town of mineral wells to california
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Not yet. Still waiting on the home to sell :-( I so want to get back, missing my kids.
I love physics. It bonds us eternally, it's what makes our computers work, it's what's in my morning cup of coffee, it's the thing that keeps the universe from vanishing due to lack of belief...
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bear in mind that some sites need to use cookies so that the webserver can tell that you are logged in as a certain user, for example. if you turn off cookies and some site that you like to use suddenly breaks or stops working properly, that could be why.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 15279941


That's why you should set it to ask/prompt/check etc...
I love physics. It bonds us eternally, it's what makes our computers work, it's what's in my morning cup of coffee, it's the thing that keeps the universe from vanishing due to lack of belief...
12.21.12

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pray
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blah blah balh!!!
 Quoting: eclectic mind


what browser are you using , the settings are usaly in the privacy settings
 Quoting: 12.21.12


i'm using IE i think i've actually found it.. lol

go to internet options, click privacy, then click advanced.. there you can overide automatic cookie handling, click this option and set it to whatever you like, block/allow/prompt...

thnks for this tip...
 Quoting: eclectic mind


yw, clappa
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04/29/2012 10:24 PM
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pray
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blah blah balh!!!
 Quoting: eclectic mind


what browser are you using , the settings are usaly in the privacy settings
 Quoting: 12.21.12


i'm using IE i think i've actually found it.. lol

go to internet options, click privacy, then click advanced.. there you can overide automatic cookie handling, click this option and set it to whatever you like, block/allow/prompt...

thnks for this tip...
 Quoting: eclectic mind


See, your prayers were answered
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blah blah balh!!!
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what browser are you using , the settings are usaly in the privacy settings
 Quoting: 12.21.12


i'm using IE i think i've actually found it.. lol

go to internet options, click privacy, then click advanced.. there you can overide automatic cookie handling, click this option and set it to whatever you like, block/allow/prompt...

thnks for this tip...
 Quoting: eclectic mind


See, your prayers were answered
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lol..
no, i'd rather call it 'looking for it'! and finding it..
i did not pray for it, i never do....
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04/29/2012 10:34 PM
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Turning cookies off is good - but I found it so annoying having to constantly accept or reject....I just opted to only allow the original site and no 3rd party ones.

Then I empty cookies once a week or more. Much easier to surf.
God Bless President TRUMP! GOD BLESS AMERICA!!
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04/29/2012 11:35 PM
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Turning cookies off is good - but I found it so annoying having to constantly accept or reject....I just opted to only allow the original site and no 3rd party ones.

Then I empty cookies once a week or more. Much easier to surf.
 Quoting: Copernica


bsflag
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04/29/2012 11:46 PM
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Turning cookies off is good - but I found it so annoying having to constantly accept or reject....I just opted to only allow the original site and no 3rd party ones.

Then I empty cookies once a week or more. Much easier to surf.
 Quoting: Copernica


bsflag
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 15270316


Excuse me?

It's what I do and why. Didn't say turning cookies off was bad - just inconvenient and not my preference.
God Bless President TRUMP! GOD BLESS AMERICA!!
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04/30/2012 09:10 AM
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That's why I love Opera. When it ask me, I can check "remember choice for all this site" :-)
I love physics. It bonds us eternally, it's what makes our computers work, it's what's in my morning cup of coffee, it's the thing that keeps the universe from vanishing due to lack of belief...
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bump
I love physics. It bonds us eternally, it's what makes our computers work, it's what's in my morning cup of coffee, it's the thing that keeps the universe from vanishing due to lack of belief...
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Thanks Geek! +1
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Thanks Geek! +1
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Thanks man, helps for the two I just lost in the other thread...
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I love physics. It bonds us eternally, it's what makes our computers work, it's what's in my morning cup of coffee, it's the thing that keeps the universe from vanishing due to lack of belief...
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You should try Firefox and download the Ghostery & NoScript addons.....

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[link to laughingsquid.com]

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What happened to geekoftheweek
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I think he talked too much about his part of the Flight 93 clean-up is Shanksville. hiding

“The fire had been so severe there was no aircraft left,” says Goldsmith, describing the crash site as it looked just hours after impact. “By the time we got there, there wasn’t even any smoke. Just eight or nine men in white protective suits moving around a crater, with a line of trees behind them, burnt black.”

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