Firefox and tracking cookies, as well as other browers and websites?
Posted on 2011-05-10
In recent weeks, my system has let in the fake Vista Anti-Virus 2011.
I am sure that it got in through Firefox or a website visited using FF.
Today, I have started a test. I know which websites I visit using FF.
Hotmail is one as is Google, maybe Ebay, and a few others.
Today, I opened my FF > tools > options > deleted all cookies. This list was fairly long. I wanted to try to see which websites are resulting in which tracking cookies.
Then I logged into a website that I visit frequently using FF. About an hour later, I went back to tools and looked at the list of cookies. Sure enough there were only 2, for the specific website that I was logged into.
3.5 hours later, I went back and looked again. Now there are 3 tracking cookies and the 3rd one is Google. However, I have not used Google with Firefox.
So, either Google figured a way to get their cookie in my FF, or FF let them in.
Which should-could be true?
I want to do this daily, until I visit all my Firefox websites, and see which tracking cookies are connected to which websites.
Any discussion on browsers and websites and the "number of, and frequency of" tracking cookies, depending on browers or "types" of websites?