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supturb89
03-28-2011, 04:23 PM
Anyone notice how some of the ads you are seeing on websites you visit are very specific to the places you have recently been on the web? For example, earlier today I had clicked on a link to Harbor Freight for a brake bleeder kit and while I was there I looked at some trailer chain as well. Later in the day I was on another site I visit frequently and the ads on the page are for the same items I had looked at on HF earlier. Also, I work in a lab with a very specific lab interface computer system. If I'm online at work (whoever does this?) I constantly get ads specific to the vendor of our lab computer system. I don't know what to think about this, but I'm thinking I don't like it.

thatsmrmastercraft
03-28-2011, 04:48 PM
Anyone notice how some of the ads you are seeing on websites you visit are very specific to the places you have recently been on the web? For example, earlier today I had clicked on a link to Harbor Freight for a brake bleeder kit and while I was there I looked at some trailer chain as well. Later in the day I was on another site I visit frequently and the ads on the page are for the same items I had looked at on HF earlier. Also, I work in a lab with a very specific lab interface computer system. If I'm online at work (whoever does this?) I constantly get ads specific to the vendor of our lab computer system. I don't know what to think about this, but I'm thinking I don't like it.

One word: cookies.

Willski
03-30-2011, 01:44 PM
Big brother's definitely watching!

thatsmrmastercraft
03-30-2011, 01:47 PM
Big brother's definitely watching!

...........and trying to sell you stuff.

captain planet
03-30-2011, 02:13 PM
Anyone notice how some of the ads you are seeing on websites you visit are very specific to the places you have recently been on the web? For example, earlier today I had clicked on a link to Harbor Freight for a brake bleeder kit and while I was there I looked at some trailer chain as well. Later in the day I was on another site I visit frequently and the ads on the page are for the same items I had looked at on HF earlier. Also, I work in a lab with a very specific lab interface computer system. If I'm online at work (whoever does this?) I constantly get ads specific to the vendor of our lab computer system. I don't know what to think about this, but I'm thinking I don't like it.

It is a 'zombie cookie' on your computer that tracks you. No matter if you use your tools tab in your browser to remove 'cookies', these won't be erased from your computer. There is legislation in congress right now to make these illegal. A link about this is below. I would suggest you do as I have and contact your representatives about this and let them know how you feel......if it will make a difference, who knows. Maybe if you take them out to lunch or pay to have their houses painted or maybe even send them to the Bahamas they might listen. :mad:

https://secure.consumersunion.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2443&s_src=CU&s_subsrc=slideshow

Table Rocker
03-30-2011, 02:58 PM
Here is a tutorial on how to stop new ones and get rid of the ones you have.

http://www.whatsthelatest.net/tutorials/delete-flash-cookie-zombie/

supturb89
03-30-2011, 03:24 PM
After doing more research I found this Firefox plugin called BetterPrivac (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/)y. Seems to have taken care of the so called "supercookies (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_Shared_Object)".

thatsmrmastercraft
03-30-2011, 03:56 PM
After doing more research I found this Firefox plugin called BetterPrivac (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/)y. Seems to have taken care of the so called "supercookies (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_Shared_Object)".

Thanks for beating me to the job. Just installed.