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bo_bo100 Calculating status...
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Nov 28, 2012 5:51 PM

hey everyone, im new to this site,

    does anyone know about this cookie that kees showing up, yieldmanager.net, and yieldmanager.com?

and how do you remove them??

 

bo.

MacBook, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,205 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 7:49 AM (in response to bo_bo100)

    Yield Manager is a subsidiary of Yahoo that does tracking of advertising on sites that have contracted with that service to collect visit data for the advertiser. When you visit a site that has an ad that uses that Yield Manager, the site sets a cookie (or more than one) that records a bunch of stuff about your visit (usually stuff like date and time of your visit to the stie, your IP address, type of browser you are using, and the address of the web page) and reports that information to the relevant company. There are many such tracking services, and all store cookies in your browser.

     

    To remove cookies in Safari, go to the Privacy pane of the Safari preferences. There you can either just delete all the cookies, or you can view and remove them individually. There are also third-party cookie managers available; I use Cookie from SweetP Productions, available through the Mac App Store.

     

    Regards.

  • noondaywitch Level 6 Level 6 (8,130 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 8:13 AM (in response to bo_bo100)

    If the cookies are reappearing after you've deleted them, go to

    Safari Preferences > Security tab.

    Change the database storage option to 'none'

    Click 'Show Databases' and click 'remove all'.

    Keep Safari prefs open for now and go to;

     

    System Preferences > Flash Player > storage tab.

    Click 'delete All' (you can have a look what's stored if you want to frighten yourself).

    Change the setting to 'ask before storing'.

    {while you're in there, check the camera and mic tab - you may want to block remote use…}

     

    Go back to Safari prefs and click 'show cookies'

    Remove any you don't recognise, or just Remove All.

     

    Now see if the problem's still there.

     

    Further reading;

     

    http://ashkansoltani.org/docs/respawn_redux.html

    http://samy.pl/evercookie/

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