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Monday, 19 December 2011

Tracking Cookies

Hi Everybody.  I decided to post this just in case any of you were interested.  I have found that trawling through Blogland and visiting some shopping sites that I am picking up a load of tracking cookies.  Now I know that these are not a virus and are harmless but I do not like the thought of companies tracking my surfing and shopping.  I (sometime ago) downloaded an Anti Spyware programme which I run daily and it is amazing the number of tracking cookies that it weeds out.  On a normal day it could be 18 and somedays as many as 56.  I do of course use an anti virus programme but this is completely different.  It is called   SuperAnti Spyware and it is the free edition.  I downloaded it from www.filehippo.com which is a very trustworthy site which I have used for years.  It might be worthwhile for you to download it and see what you think.  It downloads in a few minutes and after all if you don't like it you can always uninstall it.  I will be interested to hear what you think.   Marie-Louise

3 comments:

CraftyLoops said...

Thanks Marie Louise. My hubby uses it too on our computers. He is pretty impressed with it. Lee x

Donna said...

Thanks for the heads up Marie Louise, will give it a try and let you know how I get on :) Donna ♥ x

Rosietoes said...

My Norton package does the same thing Marie Louise. I am always astonished at how many 'spies' there are out in cyber land.
It's good to know they can be identified and dealt with.

Edna x