Wednesday, September 12, 2012

"All Things" site helps visitors turn off tracking cookies


A site called “All things” actually offers an unusual guidance to visitors on disabling tracking cookies the first time the site is visited.  The information shows up in a yellow box that “pops” at the top of the web page (like a “thunderstorm”).   It will pop the first time you visit the site on any computer with a different browser.  The link is here.

It does recommend a few resources.  These include Spybot S&D (website url link), The Wall Street Journal Digital Network Registry from BlueKai (website url link) , Lavasoft Ad-Aware (link ) , and Webroot Spysweeper (which seems superseded now by Webroot Secure Anywhere).

I haven’t seen a commercial news site offer this much help in users controlling tracking, which may be especially important to some parents or to people in sensitive jobs. 

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