9 Replies Latest reply: Mar 17, 2013 7:43 AM by dominic23
Sam-GB Level 1 Level 1
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How to clear my MBA cache from "sticking" website?

 

Scenario:

Today as I started writing in the address bar to search, the drop down list from the address bar showed web sites I have been to 3 months ago.

I do clear my web history, and re-set safari regularly.

My default search engine is google.

I only use "private" browsing, and secure wi fi connections (or 3G).

I do ask web sites "not to track me", remove cookies after browsing.

 

 

Any advice?


MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
Reply by dominic23 on Mar 17, 2013 7:43 AM Helpful

"Do not track me" is simply a request. Web sites may not honor it.

 

As far as cookies are concerned, we have little control over it.

 

Some of these are hard wired to the browser and search engine themself.

 

Nothing is anonymous anymore in the web.

 

Privavate browsing helps to prevent fellow users seeing history  of our web search/visit

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  • carl wolf Level 6 Level 6

    The address may have been saved as a Bookmark.  Since you've cleared the "History", you should check "Bookmarks Bar", and delete the address if desired.

  • Sam-GB Level 1 Level 1
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    Nopes, not bookmarked for sure.

     

    My Preferences set up:

         Privacy> Block Cookies>From Third Party and Advertisers

    Yet, everytime I check the privacy setting, I find 10-50 Cookies from advertisements and sites I haven't been to.

     

    In all, there is no "privacy" set up that works!!!

    In windows, you can delete these stubborn "sticky" websites through Registery Edit. Any similar things in MBA?

  • Eustace Mendis Level 7 Level 7

    Two suggestions:

     

    1. Reset Safari (assuming this is your browser). (Safari / Reset)

    2. If that does not work, create a new user (Apple Menu / System Preferences / Users and Groups - click on the lock, authenticate and click on the + ). Log in as the new user. Is the problem still there?

  • Sam-GB Level 1 Level 1
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    Rest everything, and deleted cookies. Privacy> Block Cookies>From Third Party and Advertisers.

     

    Just 3 minutes reading my hotmail. Here are the cookie (surprisingly, non from google!

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  • Eustace Mendis Level 7 Level 7

    Did you try creating a New User?

  • dominic23 Level 8 Level 8
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    Some of these cookies come from Hotmail/Microsoft.

  • Sam-GB Level 1 Level 1
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    Yes, I did. The cookies keeps coming, new ones!

    I wonder if the preferences are realy working?

    But back to the origional question, how to clear the cache, something like Regedit in windows?

  • Sam-GB Level 1 Level 1
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    Yes Dominic, it is true, many linked with msn.

     

    I log off, delete history, reset safari, remove cookies, tick private browsing & block third party cookies. Log on again, and the cookies start appearing while still on the home-page.

  • dominic23 Level 8 Level 8
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    Mac OS X

    "Do not track me" is simply a request. Web sites may not honor it.

     

    As far as cookies are concerned, we have little control over it.

     

    Some of these are hard wired to the browser and search engine themself.

     

    Nothing is anonymous anymore in the web.

     

    Privavate browsing helps to prevent fellow users seeing history  of our web search/visit