Posted 18 December 2006 - 05:33 PM
Posted 18 December 2006 - 08:14 PM
Firefox: Tools> Options> Privacy> Show Cookies (You can also set options to disable certain sites from setting cookies.)
Internet Explorer: Tools> Internet Options> General> Temporary Internet Files area> Settings. You can view all the Cookies and Temp. Internet Files currently on your PC.
Hope this helps!!
Posted 18 December 2006 - 08:18 PM
Hope this helps.
Posted 18 December 2006 - 10:36 PM
I would like to find out what site gave me that cookie. Is it possible to figure out after the fact?
Posted 18 December 2006 - 11:46 PM
Posted 19 December 2006 - 08:08 AM
Here's an excerpt from The Unofficial Cookie FAQ]:
2.9 How did I get a cookie from doubleclick? I've never been there!
In section 3.3, we'll see that a server cannot set a cookie for a domain that it isn't a member of. However, almost every Web user has gotten a cookie from "ad.doubleclick.net" at one time or another, without ever visiting there. DoubleClick and other advertisers have employed a clever solution that enables them to track users and serve media content without violating this rule.
Most sites on the Internet do not keep their advertisements locally. Rather, they subscribe to a media service that places those ads for them. This is accomplished via a simple HTML call to the media service. When a page is requested, it is assembled through many HTTP requests by the browser. First, there is a request for the HTML itself. Then, everything the HTML needs is requested, including images, sounds, and plug-ins.
The call to the media service is an HTTP request for an image. Once the request is made to the media service, it can return more than just an ad. It can also return a cookie. Or, if is has given the user a cookie previously, it can read that first, and check to see what ad to send. The net result is that the user gets a cookie from the media service without ever having visited it.
This usage of cookies is the most controversial, and has led to the polarized opinions on cookies, privacy, and the Internet.
Posted 19 December 2006 - 12:27 PM
Further to that...
Would those plug ins for Firefox that block ads built into websites prevent some of these cookies from going on to a system?
Posted 19 December 2006 - 01:38 PM
I just checked.
If you are using Firefox, go to: Tools> Options> Privacy> In the Cookies section click on Exceptions. In there you can type what specific sites you want to prevent from downloading Cookies.
Hope that solves your problem!