I've always felt that 'tracking cookies' are an infringement of one's personal I'net privacy. That's my personal view, but realistically,how is it different than attaching a tracking device to your car in order to track your movements?. I suspect that most folk wouldn't like it. That's why i feel that AVG's 'Do Not Track' function is a good addition to the security that AVG provides. However, having used the 'block all' setting,i've just run a scan using 'Super Antispyware's' free edition & found 9 instances of Invitemedia's tracking cookie.
My question - Do AVG intend to up-date the 'Do Not Track' cookie listings every now & again to include additional ones?.
Hi malchys - I know that 'Invitemedia' isn't currently on the Do Not Track cookie list, hence my question at the end of my post. Many thanks for taking note of my question & for your action.
One more question - Why is a title 'required'when i'm replying to an already posted thread with a title ?. Surely the title of the thread is the default title of any post within it ?.
Maybe as a 'newbie' on here, i'm missing something - no change there then !!.
Many thanks BIG AL - I thought that i was missing something.I hope this post is ok.
Most recent scan with Super Anti-Spyware - 4 instances of ''Adware Tracking Cookie'' ..
I hope that the AVG guys & gals are onto these cookies that keep cropping up. I wonder just how many of them there are ??.Regardless of the 'missed ones',it's still a great feature (in my opinion),to have,but let's hope that the up-dates are sooner rather than later,
Well, the 'Adware' tracking cookies are still not blocked, & neither are the 'Virgin Media' tracking cookies. I ran Super Anti-Spyware again this morning & found 14 tracking cookies that AVG 2012 didn't pick up on.
I know that there must be droves of the darned things out there, but if AVG is going to have a 'Do Not Track Function' at all, it's useless if it's not frequently up-dated.
If the guys at AVG don't do it, then give us the ability to do it for ourselves in the same way that we up-date our Anti-Virus database.
Maybe that's a function that could be added to the next version of AVG??, :wink:
Another scan revealed a new tracking cookie "adfarm" & also one presumably from the site of an I'net radio station that i use "181.FM".
Many thanks malchys for keeping an eye open on this. The problem of tracking cookies is obviously a pretty big one. Is there any reason why the detection & deletion of these cookies couldn't be done by us AVG users, as part of an AVG up-date?. The tracking cookies that we experience are very individualistic, according to the websites that we visit. Instead of AVG trying to swat the whole darned lot, why not allow us as individual users to detect & delete the cookies that WE experience. We would of course require access to a 'deletion tool' owned by AVG for our use, but as we use it, the database for cookies could be automatically up-dated - or am i being naive?,
Well, the 'Do Not Track' problem seems to have sorted itself out - the 'Do Not Track' icon has somehow gone from my PC home screen. Not deliberately removed, i can assure you. As for un-installing & re-installing AVG 2012 to reinstate the DNT icon, i'll pass. DNT was so far behind the number of cookies that needed to be blocked, it was hardly effective. That is in no way meant as a derogatory remark to the AVG guys & gals who work so hard to 'keep things safe' for us.
My main ammo. against tracking cookies is still Super Anti-Spyware, which seems to find more nasties than any other Anti Spyware software that i have on my PC - 14 more found this morning since being 'spotless' yesterday. All i've looked at this morning is a music chat room that i'm a member of, & my e-mails. So where these things come from, i'm at a loss to guess !!!.
Many thanks once more malchys - i just might have a look at the 'product feedback' section. I still feel that a DIY cookie blocking facility within AVG would be brilliant. Whichever anti-spyware systems find them, they could be flagged up to AVG for inclusion in their DNT database,