Currently Being ModeratedMar 25, 2012 12:24 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
Hilarious. Even with preference set to NEVER Safari still pulls a cookies. Even more hilarious - Apple sets one itself.
Can't wait to see what happens at the upcoming congressional hearings on privacy and how companies products behave verses what companies pretend to be doing through settings.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 25, 2012 12:42 PM (in response to easelpad)
I don't know what's happening to you, but when I set Block cookies to Always in Safari preferences, I get no cookie from the above test page. If you're setting it to Never, that means "Never block cookies."
As for Private Browsing, the built-in help says this:
When Private Browsing is on, webpages are not added to the history list, the names of downloads are removed from the Downloads window, AutoFill information isn’t saved, and searches are not added to the search field’s pop-up menu. Websites can’t modify information stored on your computer, so services normally available at such sites may work differently until you turn off Private Browsing. Any changes made to cookies are discarded when you turn off Private Browsing.
So unless you've verified that the above information is inaccurate, maybe you should just calm down.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2012 4:03 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
My mistake in the post - by saying 'never' I meant 'never accept a cookie' - meaing my setting is set to Always Block.
The fact is - and this has been discussed many times on other posts - Safari does not block the dropping of cookies or the storage of web data locally, even when you tell it to do so.
Just to recap here's my perferences settings, with both private browsing and block popups set. And maybe you shouldn't tell people to calm down.....
Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2012 10:35 PM (in response to easelpad)
1. Since Safari is not able (not willing??) to stop accepting cookies as specified in the preference panel, I had to venture to download Chrome & Firefox.
2. What I also observed is that the amount of cookies set on my computer supersedes any amount of cookies placed before Safari started leaking like a faucet (about a year now). Interestingly, when the settings are set to 'never' accept, I am not able to open Gmail, bank accounts, etc., yet all the cookies are present.
3. In addition, the pop-ads are not blocked.
4. Although the reason for the abnormal behavior may lie in the ability of others to exploit inefficiencies in Safari, it does not mean that Apple should remain oblivious to the problem.
I feel that as a Safari user I am being taken advantage of. The adds in my email account seem to reflect the third-party advertisers. So, maybe it is about money somebody is getting from the adds? Any thoughts?
It looks like Safari's Preferences>Privacy is in reality a dud these days as I have exactly the same problems with it. I set Privacy to: Block cookies 'Always' & Limit website access to location services 'Deny without prompting' and set Private Browsing to 'On' and well, Popup Blocker has ben removed from my computer altogether by Apple in antisipation of me downloading Mounyain Lion (on a cold day in ****).
And still the cookies keep coming sometimes it's just Cache and other times it's Cache, Cookies and Local Storage.
Any thoughts? Pheew! Many! Oodles of contemplations and forward looking thought that you probably do not want to hear because of the blackness in our future. Other than that just one piece of advice. No, two. Introduce yourself to all of your neighbours and invite them over for a nice BBQ to voice thier deepest concerns and prepare to join a friendly community soft-ball league to spend you time after work instead of spending hour upon hour sitting on your *** at you lovely computer worrying about Who is spying on you. You body will love you for it.