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How Secure Are You From Being Tracked Via Your Browser?

Let’s start off with this. Two months ago I did a YouTube video talking about Facebook and how it’s tracking us through various means. To say I was shocked isn’t quite hard enough. Here’s the video:


https://youtu.be/Pxdy0I-vdD8

Frankly, I thought that was enough to deal with. I use Firefox on my computer, and I’m blocking Facebook directly. I’ve stopped clicking on products being promoted on Instagram, so I made an assumption that those types of things wouldn’t occur again.
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Is Your Cookie Policy Correct?

I’ll get this out of the way first. I don’t have a cookies policy on any of my blogs or websites. The reason for that is because I refuse to acquiesce to the GDPR policy of the European Union. I live in the United States, I have very few people from Europe who visit any of my sites, and I’m not going to the trouble of putting something up that irritates me when I visit other websites.


okay cookies…

Of course I visit a lot of other websites and blogs, and if I’m not using Firefox I see these stupid cookies policies everywhere. That’s why I don’t use Chrome all that often, but my biggest problem is with mobile. I’ll be coming to that in a couple of minutes.
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Loving Cookies While Hating The Digital Cookie Policy

I love a good cookie. The best are large, flavorful cookies that are slightly soft but not too much, with lots of flavor and, hopefully, lots of chocolate chips. I’ll trade in a good chocolate chip for a cookie I had recently, which had melted Heath bar pieces and KitKats; OMG!


There are good cookies and there are bad cookies. There are a lot of flavors I won’t start mentioning here but I hate them. Anything with a fruit in them, I hate them. Fruit flavor “might” be fine in some circumstances (like lemon), whereas in other circumstances I’m never touching them (like strawberry).
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Is The Problem Just Yours?

A few weeks ago I went to the Annual Credit Report site to get my free credit report from the top 3 credit reporting agencies in the country. After I got my first report, I had problems getting the other 2 reports.


The problem… I automatically block javascript for every new site I visit because I hate popups and those stupid cookie messages that seem to show up everywhere. When I first got to the site above, I allowed javascript and assumed all would be well. It turned out that after I got the first report, it transferred me to another page that wasn’t a fully participatory page on their site, which meant I had to turn on javascript again. However, when I turned it on things went wonky, and I lost the ability to get the last two reports.
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It Could Be Your Cookies

So, the continuation of the story of some of my computer issues. When I last wrote, I’d had to contact customer service to reactivate my cable connection. I got that, but I was still having major problems with many webpages.

I thought maybe the problem was with the Panda software that I now have as my virus protection, as well as my new firewall. I disabled the firewall and tested it; nothing changed. I disabled a couple other things and tried it; nothing changed.

I then decided to open IE, as I’d been doing everything on Firefox. Everything was working on IE, so it made me rethink what I was doing. I went into the tools of Firefox and kept looking at everything there; I couldn’t find anything else I could do that I hadn’t already done. I even reloaded Firefox 2.0.0.16, which I was surprised I could even still find, and that didn’t fix anything.

Then, for some unknown reason, I started to wonder if it was the cookies. I’m not sure why I thought of it but it seemed to be one thing I hadn’t touched. I went into Firefox cookies and deleted those that were associated with webpages I was having problems with. Then I opened those pages; there it was! Every page was suddenly working again, and life was fun once more. I went back in and deleted some other cookies, which I have rarely paid attention to, because I’d noticed that some of them are tracking cookies, and they really don’t need to be on my computer.

I wish I’d thought about the cookies before I’d gone through all that other stuff. I put it here so y’all can check them out from time to time. I’ve done some research since then and have found that, indeed, cookies can sometimes get corrupted for one reason or another. But they’re easy to check, easy to delete, and easy to get back; just go back to the page and they’ll come back.

Now, life is almost back to perfect; I still need to figure out this buffer issue that seems to happen from time to time, but otherwise, I’m happier than I’ve been in awhile.

Advantus Danish Butter Cookies






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