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halton
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Message 1 of 8

Tracking Cookies

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Recently during the scheduled scans  I have encountered the following various issues have been found and fixed. When I tried to find out what they were it turned they were tracking cookies. Is this serious?

If it is serious how can I fix this?

Jerry

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Hayton
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Message 7 of 8

Re: Tracking Cookies

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Hmmm. There's another discussion about tracking cookies HERE which might be of interest. RTS may not be blocking them properly - or it might be. I'm not seeing any at all.

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Hayton
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Message 2 of 8

Re: Tracking Cookies

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Not serious. McAfee will detect them and get rid of them if you want; most cookies will also be deleted by a disk cleanup program like CCleaner. Of course, they do track your progress on a website, which you may not want; or across websites, which you may very definitely not want. Depending on your browser you can ask to opt out of being tracked, but that depends on the advertiser accepting and obeying your opt-out request. Better to tweak the firewall settings to tell McAfee to block them before they can be placed on your system in the first place.

halton
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Message 3 of 8

Re: Tracking Cookies

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How is this done? The thought of resetting  Firewall settings intimidates me.

Jerry

Hayton
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Message 4 of 8

Re: Tracking Cookies

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I was wrong, it's not in the firewall. At least, not in Internet Security 2010. It's under Real-Time Scanning.

Open the Security Center (click on the McAfee shield, bottom right) and click on Real-Time Scanning, then on RTS Settings. The Settings will display : scroll down to Threats and make sure the Tracking Cookies box is checked.

If your McAfee installation doesn't have this section one of the other mods will have to point you to the right place.

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Peacekeeper
Message 5 of 8

Re: Tracking Cookies

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Same in 2011 version Peter

halton
Contributor III
Message 6 of 8

Re: Tracking Cookies

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I have done this and it seems that the box in the san scan settings is already checked.

Jerry

Hayton
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Message 7 of 8

Re: Tracking Cookies

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Hmmm. There's another discussion about tracking cookies HERE which might be of interest. RTS may not be blocking them properly - or it might be. I'm not seeing any at all.

halton
Contributor III
Message 8 of 8

Re: Tracking Cookies

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Thank you for all your help.

Jerry

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