View Full Version : [SOLVED] How to not get tracking cookies in Ubuntu

March 26th, 2011, 01:12 AM
Tracking Cookies is the only common "infection" ubuntu can get. Some may not consider tracking cookies to be grouped as an "infection". How to stop getting them:

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Firefox Users:

Open firefox and click preferences in edit menu.

Go to Privacy section

Pull bar down to Use custom settings for history

Uncheck the Accept third-party cookies box

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When i did this in windows, the scanner with the largest definitions, Emsisoft, no longer ever found any tracking cookies stored in history. Therefore, i post it here as "How not to get tracking cookies in Ubuntu". It may be possible you still get tracking cookies with the regular non-third-party cookies. I dont know, never saw them in scans after the unchecking. A guess would be that either upper 90s% or 100% of tracking cookies come as third party. I dont know which.

If a thread like this has been posted before, now you have it posted again with the additional evidence info bit that doing this in win eliminated finding trackers with Emsisoft Scanner.

March 26th, 2011, 06:50 AM
There are a few Firefox add-ons that help achieve this purpose. They are:

Better Privacy (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/)
Beef Taco (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/beef-taco-targeted-advertising/)

For Chromium and Chrome, there is:

Disconnect (https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/jeoacafpbcihiomhlakheieifhpjdfeo)

March 27th, 2011, 04:28 PM
Why not simply disable cookies and then add the sites you need as exceptions?