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This free add-on will tell you which web site is loading tracking cookies. It will block those tracking cookies if you so choose. I'm giving it a try and it seems to work quite well. More info can be found at this CNET article here.

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This free add-on will tell you which web site is loading tracking cookies. It will block those tracking cookies if you so choose. I'm giving it a try and it seems to work quite well. More info can be found at this CNET article here.

Ghostery I have as an extension in my FF7.01. It really works fine! I am using Google Chrome as well, but many of its extensions are similar to the extensions of those of FF, but not so well developed as those in FF! (There is one exception though: Extension Click&Clean 7.7 in Chrome is more developed than Click& Clean v.3 in FF: No rule without exception!) Cheers, sweidre

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I have noticed that you have to "whitelist" some sites that require a password. The easiest way to do that is click on the icon and click on Whitelist domain in the drop down list and then do a refresh of the page. I wasn't at all pleased that I had to allow the Facebook and Twitter cookies to log into my CNET account after some experimentation about which ones to allow . This app is very informative!

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Hi Sweidre, this is unrelated to the original post but check this out. Type in do a barrel roll in the Google search engine. A Google programmer was very board or he has a sense of humor!

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Hi Sweidre, this is unrelated to the original post but check this out. Type in do a barrel roll in the Google search engine. A Google programmer was very board or he has a sense of humor!

Hi Ritchie,

What do you mean by a "barrel roll"? I did a normal Google search http://www.google.se/ with no problem at all. Then I tried with http://www.google.com/ but automatically the text in the address bar turned into http://www.google.se/ (where .se stands for Sweden). But I can do an international search using http://www.google.se/ and select wanted languages and so on. Cheers, sweidre

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I have noticed that you have to "whitelist" some sites that require a password. The easiest way to do that is click on the icon and click on Whitelist domain in the drop down list and then do a refresh of the page. I wasn't at all pleased that I had to allow the Facebook and Twitter cookies to log into my CNET account after some experimentation about which ones to allow . This app is very informative!

Hi Ritchie,

Now, you are putting another strange statement! I have not visited any sites where password were required besites forums (Immunet, IObit etc.) and my banks of course. Regarding banks I am not using any password at all. The major banks have issued a personal gadget (like a mini calculator) to each client, so when I am logging in with my Swedish civic number, I will be provided with a long number to enter into my gadget, press a button to have the nunber converted into a "random" long number, that I have to enter at the bank and I am then logged into my account pages. Other banks & authorities require a BankID, a minor software installed in my computer. To login to my own accounts I open the software and have to enter a password (valid for less than one year). Twitter & Facebook I never face when surfing on the net. Two reasons: 1.) Twitter & Facebook etc. are in my HOSTS file, leading nasty sites to my localhost 127.0.0.1. 2.) I have OpenDNS installed in my computer and configured so that all the so called "social" sites (Twitter, Facebook etc) will never be visited. I have never asked for membership into these dangerous sites, and I never will! Ghostery is only a supplement to my many security softwares. (The majority of my softwares are security softwares!) I never get any malwares in my Win 7, only FPs from Immunet & Emsisoft Anti-Malware. By the way, I think that it was months ago, when I got FPs from Immunet. I now think that Immunet has really fixed its detection engines. Cheers, sweidre

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Sorry the Google thing didn't work for you. What happens is the search page rotates 360 degrees. Doing a barrel roll is an aviation dogfighting term meaning to rotate your aircraft 360 degrees by using the ailerons. A friend told me about it and it worked for me. I thought it was kind of funny. Anyhow, your hosts files prevent the Facebook and Twitter buttons from loading on web sites. Good! Ghostery does the same thing too but to be able to log int my CNET account I had to allow those cookies or it wouldn't let me log in. So I just whitelisted the domain instead of messing with allowing individual cookies and was able to log in then.

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