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Aug 19, 2013 12:37 PM

Hi --


Is there a way to remove FaceBook integration from OSX ML either from a GUI service or from an environmenal setting at the shell prompt?


It really bugs me that after using Safari to visit financial / banking sites (after ALL cookies / history are deleted and empty), there is a Facebook cookie that seems to grow and grow.

When I try to remove this cookie, clear cache, etc, it is still there. There always seem to be 4 or so of these stubborn cookies that -- even after clearing history and cookies / cache -- seem to still hang around.


I have had some luck completely clearing "Top Sites" but these sites continue to populate with sites I do not visit -- ie, Facebook.


So here are my questions :-D


1. Is there a way to "opt out" of Facebook integration

2. Is there a way to turn off "Top Sites"


PS: I understand (?) doing Private Browsing might not put encrypted cookies on my system (which I have no idea what they are storing) -- It would be great to be able to say "accept cookies only from these SITES" etc. Private browsing frequently visited sites sort of defeats the purpose of storing settings for those sites as they are blown away once the browser is closed. I understand there is a value in tracking my online behavior ONCE I VISIT A SITE (like facebook, which I don't) ... but I see something completely different storing behavior when I have not specifically ENABLED tracking cookies or ever VISITED a site -- even after I have supposedly cleared them from Safari.


Seriously -- This really bugs me.


V/R, G

OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)


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