Donottrack add ones seems to be loading firefox with all the cookies I do not want.

Asked by rlrostron on 2012-02-20

I have loaded a number of add-ons and this mone appears to be the culprit. I keep receiving all the adfollow, doubleclick, yahooet cookies and when i try to delete them, they merely reappear. some just go to another cookie on deletion and the back to the original when that is deleted.

By removing the add-on, I seem to have solved the problem, but " Am I missing something?"

Rgds, Rodney Rostron

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rlrostron (rlr) said : #1

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Donottrack add-on seems to be loading firefox with all the cookies I do not want.

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Asked by rlrostron a moment ago

I have loaded a number of add-ons and this one appears to be the culprit. I keep receiving all the adfollow, doubleclick, yahoo etc cookies and when I try to delete them, they merely re-appear. Some just go to another cookie on deletion and the back to the original when that is deleted.

By removing the add-on, I seem to have solved the problem, but " Am I missing something?"

Rgds, Rodney Rostron

Can you give the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy firefox

Thanks

don cawley (doncawley) said : #3

more than likely the addon you are adding is trying to permanently add the do not track me cookies on your computer. some companies like google require you to opt-out of their information gathering. In order to do so your computer must have a cookie that adsense will read as stop tracking me and it wont gather anymore information.

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