01-04-2011 08:39 PM
Constantly viewing that the completed Norton scan has identified and "resolved" the same "tracking cookies" by same e-mail parties. What is being done about this person/these people who are doing this "tracking" - i.e. send report to policing agencies cyber crime units?
01-04-2011 09:25 PM
I think there is nothing wrong with providing IP addresses for scams, phishing, or port scanning to providers, usually at abuse@ whatever. Tracking cookies are kind of borderline legitimate in that they provide marketing information more than anything else. We just don't like them. I don't see any way to end them, however.
01-04-2011 09:26 PM
Tracking cookies are placed by websites that you visit, and are not related to your email. Specifically, tracking cookies are usually placed by third party sites, such as advertisements that load when you visit various websites. If an advertising company sets a cookie on your computer it will be able to tell whenever you view one of their ads on the internet. That's all a tracking cookie does, it cannot follow your every move online. But the company can study the statistical information and determine such things as how many people who saw a particular ad on one site also saw another of the company's ads on another site. This makes for better targeted advertising. They really could care less about what you did as an individual. A good explanation of tracking cookies can be found here:
Still, tracking cookies are a modest privacy concern and all browsers let you configure the settings to block third party cookies. If you use Internet Explorer you can use the method I posted here: