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FireFox soon to block 3rd party cookies

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Patel, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. Patel

    Patel Senior Member

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    A different form of tracking will be implemented. :)
     
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    This will impact our earnings, but as ShareDream said, different tracking method will be implemented asap
     
  4. Patel

    Patel Senior Member

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    Like what kind of tracking? Cookies are so important! And as affiliates, we need to make sure the networks implement a way of tracking that will work for Firefox users

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    This is already a possible function and has been for ages lol.

    Most users don't have the latest version of firefox too.

    I think business interests will have a talk with mozilla and this developer because blocking these cookies will change(and end many) business operations.
     
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    seems that it means that it blocks cookies from entering your browser from sites you havent visited. like when you go to a site and not only does that sites cookies load into your browser, but other sites cookies are loaded too, without you ever clicking on anything or visiting those sites

    thats my understanding anyway
     
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    Furious George Supreme Member Premium Member

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    You can set firefox to block all cookies now... and I seriously doubt very many people do it.

    It would be INCREDIBLY frustrating to the end user to have to re-login to a site very single time you click on a link.

    I just delete all of my cookies and LSO files after I leave mozilla. I don't know who would want cookies blocked 100% of the time. Seems rather silly.
     
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  8. ProfessorDD

    ProfessorDD Newbie

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    Seriously? I cannot believe Mozilla will do that. They will lose a part of its share that they cannot afford
     
  9. SombodyLoLz

    SombodyLoLz Junior Member

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    Chillax, there's other ways to store information other than cookies

    (And all of then are more efficient)
     
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    PhilVegasOne Newbie

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    I can't imagine how bad this is for the internet on a number of levels.
     
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    thinktank1 Regular Member

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    this is bad bad news
     
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    I figure it will affect affiliate marketers. As for my business, it won't have much impact.