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Are they to be trusted?
« on: October 22, 2005, 10:39:02 PM »
Hello forum members,

Some people do not like tracking cookies, and then they wonder for instance how to block the DoubleClick ad serving cookie? When your browser visits a web site that uses the DART technology for ad serving, you are dealt out a test-cookie, reading test_cookie=CheckFor Permission. If the cookie is accepted you will get a anonymous unique ID number that is stored as a txt file in the cookie dir of your HD. Each webpage you visit using the DART technology will be recognized by DoubleClick.
My question if you go to the opt-out page for thee and similar adware at; http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp
must you trust them on their nice blue eyes, and is the opt-out really opt-out. Who knows the answer?

polonus
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