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Old 02-20-2015, 03:50 PM   #1
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Question suggest a cookie masher... :)


Hi gang,
Okay, I hate facebook, and I like to get control of the cookies they place on my system, and tips? thanks
Thor
 
Old 02-20-2015, 05:07 PM   #2
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Stop using it.
 
Old 02-20-2015, 05:34 PM   #3
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In Firefox you can whitelist cookie sources and allow per session or persistent. Far as I know it's the only browser that has it.
Otherwise I agree with JeremyBoden. Personally, I won't use a site where the owner has such low opinions of the users and calls them "dumb f***s" and "b****s".
 
Old 02-20-2015, 06:19 PM   #4
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I may ramble a bit here...I don't like fb or google however I have accounts with both. But I don't like their cookies on my main machine. I have tried to move my mail away from google so I tend to check my gmail account daily, fb less so.

I may have taken a heavy handed approach but I sporadically download the "latest and greatest" in the Fedora family. To have a look at what is going on via a VM. I allow cookies for fb or google in the VM.

I am actually interested in comments on this approach. Like, what kind of damage limitation am I actually achieving by isolating the cookies in a VM? On my main machine, my ff browser limits cookies to what I trust.
 
Old 02-20-2015, 07:46 PM   #5
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Well - I'd suggest https://duckduckgo.com/ as your basic search page.
It gives an extra layer of insulation between you and Google.

If you need to access Google search facilities you can do so by prefixing your search with !g
 
Old 02-20-2015, 09:19 PM   #6
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Use a private tab to visit the site. When you close the tab, the cookies will be deleted.

Opera also has private tabs. As near as I can tell, Seamonkey and Konqueror don't.

I also set my browsers to delete all cookies when they are closed.

I use startpage.com (ixquick in the UK) for my preferred search engine--been using it for years.

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Old 02-21-2015, 03:07 AM   #7
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Hi,
Wow, quite a bit of reactions, seems to be a hot item
Well, I have stopped using fuckb...ehrm facebook a long while ago and I cleared all pictures from my timeline. Still, it is there to avoid someone nabbing my identity and setting up an account with my name (been done before, not nice, not destructive either, but still...)
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I use startpage.com (ixquick in the UK) for my preferred search engine--been using it for years.
So do I, that and the page of Manjaro Linux, cant go wrong there
@ JeremyBoden
Never heared of duckduckgo..I'll give it a whirl
@ timl
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I am actually interested in comments on this approach. Like, what kind of damage limitation am I actually achieving by isolating the cookies in a VM?
From what I always heared, if it's in a VM it's in a padded cell... hehe
@273
Been to the page, after this post, I went out n "ixquicked" (hehe) and found this page (amongst others) to aid with the problem...

The stir is that facebook has drastiocally changed its tracking policies, and, if you were to visit say someone's fb page, or a less (yea, even less) reputable site, it leaves traces...that is messy...
Either, I set up a policy in the guest account of my PC (dont like that realy - it feels as if you tie up the guests) or figure out a way to mop the floor after the fight... hehe
Face it, facebook has those blasted buttons everywhere on sites...so..message is "dont click!" - eh, go tell that to a facebook junkie like your nephew....
Hehe
Thor
 
Old 02-21-2015, 03:32 AM   #8
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I have never had a fb login and have gone so far as to turn away work that required it.

I keep common fb URLs in my hosts files on all my machines, directed to a local vhost to prevent 404s in various pages.

DuckduckGo is indeed the search engine of choice!

Although I do not use Google services myself, it is not practical to avoid them to the extent I do with fb... no good comes of them.

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Old 02-21-2015, 04:03 AM   #9
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@ astrogeek
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I keep common fb URLs in my hosts files on all my machines
Heeeyyy...that I need to investigate, that is interesting
Thanks
Thor
 
Old 02-21-2015, 05:03 AM   #10
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I use firefox and Self Destructing Cookies. Firefox's own preferences have cookies enabled, third party cookies enabled only for visited sites. That way, sites which require cookies are functional while I visit them. When I close their last tab or restart firefox, their cookies are cleared after some seconds. Whitelisted cookies are excluded. Self Destructing Cookies is one of the best addons of all times in my opinion. Too bad it doesn't handle IndexedDB (yet?).

I use Cookie Monster for quick access to the whitelist.

Visited sites remain in history max 14 days thanks to Expire history by days, which is important with regards to the "third party cookies" setting.

For adobe flash's LSO cookies, BetterPrivacy is needed.

Check if you are trackable with this site: http://samy.pl/evercookie
 
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:16 AM   #11
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Thanks cepheus11, that is a lot to work with
And thanks to all the people that reacted...now...I have to work with these suggestions
Thor
 
  


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