Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Feb 2012 15:36 UTC, submitted by bowkota
Privacy, Security, Encryption Well, paint me red and call me a girl scout: Facebook, Google, and several other advertising networks are using a loophole to make sure third party cookies could still be installed on Safari and Mobile Safari, even though those two browsers technically shouldn't allow such cookies. Google has already ceased the practice, and in fact, closed the loophole in WebKit itself months ago.
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How do third party cookies in Firefox work?
by timalot on Sat 18th Feb 2012 02:43 UTC
timalot
Member since:
2006-07-17

In Firefox, under preferences->privacy->use custom settings for history->accept third party cookies, is on by default.

I read a bug report somewhere un-ticking this doesnt actually stop third party sites from setting cookies anyway. But it's interesting that is this case it seems Firefox is less privacy concerned than other browsers.

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

As far as I know they have it enabled because otherwise it would breaks certain sites.

But this may be based on old information from years ago when third party cookies was enabled in every browser.

Edited 2012-02-19 11:46 UTC

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