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is this a cookie thing?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by iltos, Aug 14, 2004.

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  1. iltos

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    i've got this feeling i'm gonna fall to the rung below beginner when i get an answer to this :p ...its an inconvience more than anything.....

    xp sp1 and IE6 with cookie wall and adaware and norton and spyguard and spybot....hotmail doesn't present my email addys when i go to the sign in page anymore (never did store the passwords, and don't want to)...nytimes doesn't present my user name....google doesn't "remember" my preferences....all that kind of stuff....what setting am i missing?....is cookie wall the culprit?....
     
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    Do you have IE set to delete cookies upon exit? Is that an option somewhere?

    Just a wild guess :D
     
  3. iltos

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    duh....that would be it, wouldn't it :eek:
    that is the setting i've been looking for...where the heck is it :rolleyes:
     
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    CookieWall v1.01

    Concerned about the information that goes into and out of your computer? This program helps protect your privacy by monitoring cookies and allowing you to decide which should stay and which should go. While it's running, it actively watches which cookies are created. You can configure the program to automatically delete them, notify you when they're created, or just add them to a queue for you to examine at a later date. This version is for Internet Explorer and derived versions (NeoPlanet, BroadPage) only.



    Is that the program cookie wall, that you referred to?
     
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    yeppers....currently configured to show me cookies as they crop up....i click always delete for many, always save for some....but it doesn't appear to matter, which makes me think i've got the cookie setting skewed towards deleting everything when i turn of the computer (when i close the browser, and then reopen again, the cookies from the previous session are still in the temp file....not so when i shut down or restart)

    today, for example....the temp file is chock full of cookies, but there is only one (from the 10th)....the rest are today's
     
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    Check preferences, etc. I am not familiar with the program. Perhaps there is also an option to delete all when program is closed, or when IE closes?
     
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    thanks for the help candy....cookie wall is effective, but pretty basic....it just you gives you the option to always save, temporarily save, or always delete cookies, as well as an option for how often to scan for cookies, and whether or not to even look for them....
    i actually think you nailed it the first time, up in post 2
    i might have confused you with my reply, but i think you are right, and that is exactly what i've done (the old memory banks dimly recall doing that once for some reason)....only :eek: i can't find the setting
     
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    Iltos, have you checked out your Config to the bottom left of CookieWall v1.01? In that Config area there is a label called "New cookie action" with an arrow pointing down listing options to do with your cookies. Could you have changed that from "None" to "Delete"?
    Raistlin
     
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    actually, i had it set for prompt, and "temporarily accepted" most of them....then would go to add/delete and decided what to do with them....does that seem like a bad idea?
     
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    It depends, if you are someone who wants to keep updated all the time about cookies going in and out of you computer. If you are someone who wants to know what cookies are going into your computer yes, but if you are a typical user I would probably just select "None" under the "New Cookie action". Urcookies are still stored on your computer and you can still easily delete those cookies whenever you wish. If you would like to not delete a certain cookie, you can easily just keep it where all your other cookies are at. You can also just move the cookies you want to the right side, or if you don't want to keep them and you always want to delete them store them to left. I believe "Temporary accept" just means you just want to accept the cookie for a while and then it will delete itself.
     
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    To change your privacy settings

    In Internet Explorer, on the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
    On the Privacy tab, move the slider up for a higher level of privacy or down for a lower level of privacy.
    Select this To specify this
    Block all cookies Cookies from all Web sites will be blocked
    Existing cookies on your computer cannot be read by Web sites

    High Cookies from all Web sites that do not have a compact policy (a condensed computer-readable privacy statement) will be blocked
    Cookies from all Web sites that use your personally identifiable information without your explicit consent will be blocked

    Medium High Cookies from third-party Web sites that do not have a compact policy (a condensed computer-readable privacy statement) will be blocked
    Cookies from third-party Web sites that use your personally identifiable information without your explicit consent will be blocked
    Cookies from first-party Web sites that use your personally identifiable information without your implicit consent will be blocked

    Medium Cookies from third-party Web sites that do not have a compact policy (a condensed computer-readable privacy statement) will be blocked
    Cookies from third-party Web sites that use your personally identifiable information without your implicit consent will be blocked
    Cookies from first-party Web sites that use your personally identifiable information without your implicit consent will be deleted from your computer when you close Internet Explorer

    Low Cookies from third-party Web sites that do not have a compact policy (a condensed computer-readable privacy statement) will be blocked
    Cookies from third-party Web sites that use your personally identifiable information without your implicit consent will be deleted from your computer when you close Internet Explorer

    Accept all cookies All cookies will be saved on your computer
    Existing cookies on your computer can be read by the Web sites that created them


    For more information about cookies or privacy policies, click Related Topics.

    Notes

    A first-party Web site is a Web site that you are currently viewing. A third-party Web site is a Web site other than the one you are currently viewing. Third-party Web sites usually provide some content on the Web site you are currently viewing. For example, many sites use advertising from third-party Web sites and those third-party Web sites may use cookies.
    Some Web sites require cookies; therefore, if you select a setting that does not allow cookies to be saved on your computer, you might not be able to view certain Web sites.
    When you change your privacy settings, the changes might not affect cookies that are already on your computer. If you want to ensure that all of the cookies on your computer meet your privacy settings, you should delete all of the existing cookies on your computer. When you return to Web sites that previously had saved cookies on your computer, the Web sites that meet your privacy settings will save cookies on your computer again. The Web sites that do not meet your privacy settings will not be allowed to save cookies on your computer, and might not function properly. Some Web sites store your member name and password or other personally identifiable information about you in a cookie; therefore, if you delete all cookies, you might need to re-enter this information the next time you visit the site.
    Your privacy settings only affect Web sites in the Internet zone. For more information about zones, click Related Topics.
    You can also specify custom privacy settings for all Web sites in the Internet zone or for individual Web sites. For more information, click Related Topics.
    To import a file containing custom privacy settings, click Import. To import a file, it must be located on your computer. You can download files containing custom privacy settings from privacy organizations and other Web sites on the Internet.
     
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    thank you (y)

    raistlfiren (wow...what a nick :cool: ).....fwiw, the "temporary accept" setting, that center columm, is a cookie limbo, allowing the user to decide what to do with them later....my understanding is that cookies remaining there after a browser session are dumped by cookie wall

    acacandy...sure enough...somewhere in my efforts to gain some semblance of control over the billions of cookies, i had customized my cookie handling efforts...never realizing until your latest post that i had lost the "slide bar" under the privacy tab when i customized my cookie handling (that's the "duh" part :rolleyes: )...so i reset to default and allowed first party cookies again...if that doesn't do it, i'll be back :eek:

    but as a general question (and a nagging feeling)....is there some corrupted or missing registry value that could be at play here, perhaps the result of a hijack cleanup operation?
     
  13. ~Candy~

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    I wouldn't think so........but I guess anything is possible.
     
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