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Network Registry from BlueKai (website url link) , Lavasoft Ad-Aware (link ) , and Webroot Spysweeper (which seems superseded now by Webroot Secure Anywhere).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.