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  1. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 157
    Windows 10 64 bit, 1607
       05 Oct 2016 #1

    Are cookies tracking me?


    I use Google Chrome but I don't regularly clear my cookies so as a consequence I have a looong list of saved cookies. Is it possible that many of these sites that I don't even regularly visit are still tracking my web browsing? Should I consider clearing my cookies and making a whitelist?
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  2.    05 Oct 2016 #2

    Cookies are mainly used to make life simpler for you a its stores on your pc not the server your preferences for the site so you dont have to enter info every time you visit they are not normally any problem delete them and you may have to answer question again on your next visit or set thing up again depending on the site
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  3. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 13,419
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       06 Oct 2016 #3

    More infos on different cookie types and their use: HTTP cookie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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  4. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 157
    Windows 10 64 bit, 1607
       08 Oct 2016 #4

    Quite a lot to know about cookies. What are the main ones to be security conscious of? Third party tracking cookies? I'm using the Disconnect extension that minimizes cookie tracking I believe...

    At this stage, for someone who hasn't cleared cookies in a long time is it good practice to do so every now an then?
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  5. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 13,419
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       09 Oct 2016 #5

    Kol12 said: View Post
    Quite a lot to know about cookies. What are the main ones to be security conscious of? Third party tracking cookies? I'm using the Disconnect extension that minimizes cookie tracking I believe...

    At this stage, for someone who hasn't cleared cookies in a long time is it good practice to do so every now an then?
    That really depends on you internet habits.
    If you pretty much just go to the same sites, all the time and trust them, you don't need to worry about it, as the next time you go any where, they will be back/recreated.

    Being that I use Ccleaner I just save/whitelist the cookies from sites I frequent by moving them to the right side, such as Ten Forums and ALL Microsoft's sites and services, and leave the ones I do not want or need on the left side, to be deleted when I finally run the cleaner.

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  6. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 157
    Windows 10 64 bit, 1607
       09 Oct 2016 #6

    What are the cookies that ccleaner lists on the left side to be whitelisted? There's no where near the amount of cookies shown here as I actually have stored in my browser.
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  7. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 13,419
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       09 Oct 2016 #7

    Ccleaner shows cookies for all the installed browsers it recognizes, in my case Edge, IE11, Firefox, and Chrome.
    All new cookies are on the left and will be deleted when I run Ccleaner, unless, I move them to the right side to save them.

    Here is a list of the ones I prefer to keep(you will notice the majority have to do with Windows & Microsoft:

    Code:
    #AppContainer
    2.bing.com
    2016_MicrosoftOfficeOnline_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    C:\WINDOWS\help\mui\0409\mmc.chm::
    a.config.skype.com
    a.lw.skype.com
    a4.bing.com
    account.live
    account.live.com
    account.microsoft
    account.microsoft.com
    accounts.firefox.com
    accounts.google.com
    addons.cdn.mozilla.net
    addons.mozilla.org
    amd.com
    answers.microsoft
    answers.microsoft.com
    api.accounts.firefox.com
    api.bing.com
    api.skype.com
    apis.google.com
    apps.skypeassets.com
    archive.org
    asm.skype.com
    bambit.kabel-email
    bambit.kabel-email.de
    bay04.calendar.live
    bay406-m.hotmail.com
    bing.com
    bing.com/rewards
    bleepingcomputer.com
    blocklist.addons.mozilla.org
    blog.malwarebytes
    blog.malwarebytes.org
    blog.malwarebytesQTQAN14W
    blogs.microsoft
    blogs.microsoft.com
    blogs.skype
    blogs.skype.com
    blogs.windows
    blogs.windows.com
    blogs.windows.com/windows
    buildfeed
    buildfeed.net
    c.bing.com
    c.live.com
    c.microsoft.com
    c.microsoftstore.com
    c.msn.com
    c1.microsoft
    c1.microsoft.com
    c1.skype.com
    calendar.google
    calendar.google.com
    calendar.google.com/calendar
    calendar.live.com
    channel9.msdn
    channel9.msdn.com
    chrome.google.com
    clients5.google.com
    community.office365.com
    community.skype
    community.skype.com
    community.skype.com/realtime/notification
    community.spiceworks.com
    controls.cp.microsoft
    controls.cp.microsoft.com
    cyberghostvpn.com
    designermedia.com
    dev.windows.com
    developer.microsoft
    developer.microsoft.com
    discovery.addons.mozilla.org
    docs.google.com
    dps.bing.com
    drive.google.com
    dub117.mail.live
    education.microsoft
    education.microsoft.com
    eightforums.com
    en.wikipedia
    en.wikipedia.org
    excel.officeapps.live
    excel.officeapps.live.com
    excel.officeapps.live.com/x/_layouts
    feedbackhub.link
    foreca.com
    forum.piriform.com
    forums.malwarebytes
    forums.malwarebytes.org
    fpt.microsoft
    fritz.box
    gifmaker.me
    gizmodo
    gizmodo.com
    gmic
    gmic.eu
    gmic.sourceforge
    gmic.sourceforge.net
    go.microsoft.com
    google.com
    google.com/settings
    google.de
    google.de/verify
    googleusercontent.com
    gwallet.com
    h.bing.com
    h.live.com
    hangouts.google
    hangouts.google.com
    heartbeat.skype.com
    helpdesk.kdgforum.de
    howtogeek.com
    ieonline.microsoft.com
    intel.com
    java.com
    knowledgebase.macrium
    knowledgebase.macrium.com
    kundenportal.bambit.de
    lenovo.com
    live.com
    login.live
    login.live.com
    login.skype.com
    login.ubuntu.com
    lw.skype.com
    macrium.com
    mail.google
    mail.google.com
    mail.google.com/mail
    mail.google.com/mail/u/0
    mail.live.com
    majorgeeks.com
    malwarebytes.com
    malwarebytes.org
    mediastream.microsoft
    microsoft-news.com
    microsoft.com
    microsoftedgetips.microsoft
    microsoftstore.com
    mozilla.org
    msdn.com
    msdn.microsoft
    msdn.microsoft.com
    msn.com
    myaccount.google.com
    mywot.com
    news.google.com
    news.microsoft
    news.microsoft.com
    news.softpedia
    news.softpedia.com
    notification.adblockplus.org
    oauth.accounts.firefox.com
    office.com
    office365.com
    onedrive.live
    onedrive.live.com
    onedrive.uservoice.com
    onenote.com
    onenote.officeapps.live.com
    onenote.officeapps.live.com/o
    onlinestores.metaservices.microsoft.com/serviceswitching
    outlook.live.com
    outlook.live.com/owa
    ox-d.majorgeeks.com
    people.directory.live
    people.live.com
    picpick.org
    piriform.com
    plugins.mozilla.org
    plus.google
    plus.google.com
    polarity.boards.net
    polarityweb.weebly
    polarityweb.weebly.com
    profile.accounts.firefox.com
    profile.live.com
    profile.microsoft.com
    samsung.com
    secure.flashtalking
    secure.skype
    secure.skype.com
    security.google
    security.google.com
    self-repair.mozilla.org
    services.addons.mozilla.org
    sevenforums.com
    skype.com
    skypewebexperience.live.com
    social.msdn.microsoft.com
    social.technet.microsoft
    social.technet.microsoft.com
    softpedia.com
    sourceforge
    sourceforge.net
    speedtest.net
    ssl.bing.com
    store.malwarebytes.org
    store.office.com
    stores.office
    stores.office.com
    support.amd
    support.amd.com
    support.cdn.mozilla.net
    support.google.com
    support.lenovo
    support.lenovo.com
    support.microsoft
    support.microsoft.com
    support.mozilla
    support.mozilla.org
    support.office
    support.office.com
    support.office.microsoft
    support.office.microsoft.com
    support.office.microsoft.com/client
    support.skype.com
    support2.microsoft.com
    sway
    sway.com
    technet.microsoft
    technet.microsoft.com
    techreport.com
    tenforums.com
    tweaking.com
    ubuntuforums.org
    userstyles
    userstyles.org
    uservoice.com
    virustotal.com
    vlscppe.microsoft.com
    vodafone-affiliate.de
    vodafone.de
    web.skype
    web.skype.com
    web.vortex.data.microsoft
    winaero
    windows.com
    windows.microsoft.com
    windowssearch.com
    www.amd
    www.amd.com
    www.bing
    www.bing.com
    www.bleepingcomputer
    www.bleepingcomputer.com
    www.eightforums
    www.eightforums.com
    www.google
    www.google.com
    www.google.de
    www.googleapis.com
    www.howtogeek
    www.howtogeek.com
    www.intel.com
    www.libreoffice.org
    www.macrium.com
    www.malwarebytes
    www.malwarebytes.org
    www.malwarebytes.org/antiexploit
    www.mediamonkey
    www.microsoft
    www.microsoft.com
    www.microsoft.com/en-us
    www.microsoftstore
    www.microsoftstore.com
    www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_us/cat/windows
    www.microsofttranslator.com
    www.mozilla.org
    www.msn
    www.msn.com
    www.msn.com/spartan
    www.mywot.com
    www.office.com
    www.onenote.com
    www.sevenforums
    www.sevenforums.com
    www.skype
    www.skype.com
    www.softpedia.com
    www.speedtest.net
    www.stadt.bamberg.de
    www.stadtwerke-bamberg.de
    www.tenforums
    www.tenforums.com
    www.tweaking.com
    www.virustotal.com
    www.wikipedia.org
    www.windowssearch.com
    www.youtube
    www.youtube.com
    youtube.com
    ~~local~~/f:/downloads
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  8. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 157
    Windows 10 64 bit, 1607
       12 Oct 2016 #8

    I thought I could go through the list of locally stored cookies through Chrome's settings (which is a lot) delete the ones I don't want and also use that as a reference for sites I want to whitelist...

    I'm mainly worried about any third party tracking cookies that could be active, I've now started using the Disconnect extension which I believe prevents third party tracking all together?

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    What is the difference between the ones that say cookie/s and the Local Storage ones?
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  9. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 13,419
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       13 Oct 2016 #9

    Kol12 said: View Post
    I thought I could go through the list of locally stored cookies through Chrome's settings (which is a lot) delete the ones I don't want and also use that as a reference for sites I want to whitelist...

    I'm mainly worried about any third party tracking cookies that could be active, I've now started using the Disconnect extension which I believe prevents third party tracking all together?

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    What is the difference between the ones that say cookie/s and the Local Storage ones?
    Deleting cookies manually? You do realise? the next time you go on the net and click around, many will be back?

    See these sites:

    All About Computer Cookies - Session Cookies, Persistent Cookies,How to Enable/Disable/Manage Cookies

    What are Internet Cookies and What Do Cookies Do? - Webopedia.com

    http://www.cookiecentral.com/cm002.htm
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  10. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 157
    Windows 10 64 bit, 1607
       13 Oct 2016 #10

    @Cliff S Ok so that would be a waste of time. Instead I could use the list as a reference for the sites I want to whitelist and make a whitelist in either Ccleaner or Chrome.

    The main point is, is there a risk of third party tracking or unwanted cookies from all of the one off or random sites that we visit by letting cookies accumulate?
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