Do-not-track Tools: Hands-on Showdown
Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:31 PM
Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:50 AM
Of course, if you indiscriminately delete them all, some of your favorite sites will lose any custom settings you made or will 'forget' that you've visited them before. There are programs that can help you be a bit more selective about which cookies to delete and which to keep. I'd suggest starting by changing your browser settings to never allow third-party cookies.
I for one an sick of being on, say, MSN and having four ads from a site I visited yesterday flashing all over the place! I'm going to give this DNT+ a try and see how it does.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:13 PM
Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:42 AM
I find the program works very well. and they are making improvements all the time' as of this month so far it has Blocked 19,048 tracking and ad company's, and as i don't use any of the Social sites or networks i have them blocked to. It seems to work very well for me, and I've had no problem with it in IE and Fire Fox. I quite using Google as anytime you use Google it automatically starts it's tracking and recording of anywhere you go or what you do on the net. I don't use it's search engine either.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:16 AM
Now that's very interesting, another thing i noticed is who is footing the Bill for this, they say the NSA, but in reality it's the tax payer that foots the bill, so we are basically paying them to spy on ourselves. How Absurd is that. And they wonder why people want some laws to protect themselves on privacy.
The Anti-terrorist policy's are really putting more fear and taking away more rights then anything else in this Country. And the terrorist are laughing their a**'s off and not having to even lift a finger. They would just find a way around this. And it's only the Honest Hard Working American that will suffer for it in the Long run.
well getting a bit off track here, so back on Topic hehehe.
This post has been edited by YellowEagle: 10 April 2012 - 09:17 AM
Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:02 AM
Ghostery only shows 8. But I may have allowed something at some point.
Anyway, a combination of Ghostery with NoScript, AdBlockPlus, BetterPrivacy and Cookie Culler effectively keeps anything and everything I don't want off my system and out of my face. I also check the Firefox do-not-track box, since it's there. Don't see how it can hurt.
Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:09 AM
Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:20 PM
You can control what the product blocks, it will give you suggestions on why it leaves certain things on, some of these are needed for functionality on some sites and in some browsers. Though IE is a Bust in functionality, it has gotten only worse over the years. Go to Fire Fox learn to use it, you won't even look back, or try one of the other browsers.
Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:11 PM
I haven't had any problem with DNT, in one month it has blocked more then 19,000 of the tracking company's even on PC worlds Site, true though I'm sure many of these are the same company's that just keep trying to track you. But it does the job. And like any Software you need to learn how to set it. It does do a good job, but you can fine tune it. As for PC World i don't get into it with their people though i will say if a article is Biased and or what they are writing is wrong. Authors should to be Unbiased in their articles.