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Author Topic: Chromium cookie control  (Read 1749 times)

MilesAhead

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Chromium cookie control
« on: September 15, 2011, 08:58:19 PM »
I'm wondering if anyone has figured out chrome/chromium cookie control?

Here's my dilemma. If I set Content Settings: allow local data to be set,
then I end up with tracking cookies. I tried WinPatrol to filter them out,
but the names keep changing to circumvent the filter.

I have LastPass set to AutoLogin for sites I use all the time.  But that is still annoying.

If I try to defeat the tracking cookies by using Content Settings: allow local data for this session only, and have a white list of the sites I use all the time, most of them will still trigger LastPass to AutoLogin every time I restart the browser.  They have permanent cookies, but they won't see them because of the "this session only" setting.

Seems I'm damned if I do and between a rock and a hard spot if I don't.  Aaarrggg!!!

Somebody someplace must know the work-around?



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Re: Chromium cookie control
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2011, 02:01:40 AM »
Maybe I'm being daft, but what about Incognito mode and Ghostery?


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Re: Chromium cookie control
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2011, 05:08:27 PM »
Maybe I'm being daft, but what about Incognito mode and Ghostery?

I haven't tried those except in cursory fashion. All I'm looking to do is avoid picking up lame cookies. The way I have it now seems to work fairly well.  I tried to log in to sites that don't work well with LastPass AutoLogin and let them save the permanent cookies.

Then I switched to save for session only, and white listed a bunch. I think I tried Incognito for about 10 seconds as it gave me hassles right away.  Don't remember exactly as it was a month or so ago.

From what I hear the author of WinPatrol is going to switch from cookie filters to white listing and blocking everything that's not in the white list.  The tracking cookies change name too often for the filters to be effective.  But I guess he's still sorting out difficulties produced by Hurricane Irene.

LastPass AutoLogin works well for most sites.  Now and then places like AutoIt3 Forums have a funky login dialog that defeats it. For those sites I create the permanent cookies.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2011, 05:13:49 PM by MilesAhead »

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Re: Chromium cookie control
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2011, 03:47:31 AM »
The only problem I have with Incognito mode is that it doesn't remember my cookies so I have to login all the time. :P


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Re: Chromium cookie control
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2011, 03:33:03 PM »
The only problem I have with Incognito mode is that it doesn't remember my cookies so I have to login all the time. :P

That was probably it. :)

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Re: Chromium cookie control
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2011, 04:54:06 PM »
I found this:
Vanilla Cookie Manager

Just trying it out now.  It shows a line-through icon if the current site is not on the white list.  Click and it gives white list options for the current site. I'm hoping this will avoid reliance on LastPass auto-login.  LastPass seems a lot snappier on Firefox. It's ok on Chromium but it's nicer if I can navigate and be logged in without gathering tracking cookies.

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Re: Chromium cookie control
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2011, 06:25:44 PM »
Hnmmmmmmm, as far as I can see, this thing doesn't work either. I can never get a site to act the same way twice, unless the behavior is exactly the same as before Vanilla was installed.  Must be a placebo cookie manager.

edit: I dunno'.  I'm confused.   :huh:

edit2: seems to work better with it than without it.
I'll keep running with it for now.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2011, 02:18:25 AM by MilesAhead »

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Re: Chromium cookie control
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2011, 04:33:32 PM »
Seems like Vanilla flavored snake oil. I ran it as directed and got about 40 tracking cookies in one day.

So much for cookie panacea.