Cookie Re-spawning Neutered
This article was drawn to my attention recently: Man reveals secret recipe behind undeletable cookies, which seemed to be troubling for a lot of people. I spoke to a couple of friends and colleagues about this, and I thought I would see if I could use Tracking Protection Lists in IE9 to neuter them.
It turns out that it was easy to write the tracking protection list; it took me a few minutes to write the list, this included reading the spec, and working out how to host it:
msFilterList # # Above is a version header. # # “Expires” sets the number of days when to check the server for an update : Expires=3 # # block the kissmetrics domain -d kissmetrics
it’s not particularly hard, the above example blocks kissmetics site, completely I can still browse their site, but, iwont be getting any downloads from them.
And I have hosted it here just click on the “install list” button to install this Tracking Protection List to IE9.
So that was simple … much easier than i thought in fact, Tracking Protection Lists, write one today!
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