mike bayer

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Name mike bayer
Benutzer seit March 5, 2013
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Self-Destructing Cookies

great plugin, but companies are working around it Bewertet mit 4 von 5 Sternen

I love this plugin, but I'm beginning to notice that some sites are still tracking me using other techniques. A good rundown of the really long list of ways you're being tracked can be seen in the description of evercookie: http://samy.pl/evercookie/ . Unfortunately, plain HTTP cookies are just the tip of the iceberg now, and I haven't found a (non-sketchy) way to defeat everything listed here. Would be great if SDC wanted to take on this much larger issue.

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Self-Destructing Cookies

Bewertet mit 5 von 5 Sternen

I've installed this, really targeting a handful of domains from just one particular site, but the author is right, when you see it clearing out all those other ad cookies too, you don't miss them either. But the behavior of it working immediately, automatically, and fully is a problem.

Here's what I would do. Since the app pops up a growl notification as it removes all these cookies (I'm on OSX, do other OS'es get similar notifications?), have the plugin work in "dry run" mode when first installed - reports on what it would be removing, but doesn't actually do it just yet. This way, you can browse around and click the "greenlight" button at the bottom for the sites you care about to whitelist them. The notifications will tell you "disable dry run when you're ready", which you do in the plugin preferences (also there should be some behavior in the icon that allows you to open the pref window quickly without going through tools->addons->.. .unless there is and I'm not seeing it).

Another issue, the plugin boasts that it doesn't need a restart, which is true. *But*, I had no idea about the "greenlight" button in the toolbar, which is awesome, until I happened to restart at some point, and I really wish I knew about that button immediately, so if the plugin needs a restart for that to happen I'd say do a restart.

Another feature that would serve my original use case, but I suspect not the author's, would be an optional "blacklist" mode, so that one can work in the other direction. I know that's not the spirit of the plugin but I'd be interested in experimenting with that mode, even though I'll probably stick with the "whitelist" mode since its easy enough to add the twenty sites I genuinely want to preserve cookies on.

The author appears to be responding to comments here which is worth a star of its own and the plugin is very smoothly implemented, so I give it five.

PS, also wanted to ask does Firefox Sync pick up the whitelist and other settings for this? Not sure if things are capable of working that way.

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