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A basic description of how Google Web History works: http://www.google.com/support/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=54068 [...] Note: Depending upon whether or not you're signed in to a Google Account when you search, the information we use for customizing your experience will be different: Signed-in personalization: When you're ...
Sweet! Blogger in Draft just implemented a feature to exclude your own visits. It does not seam to work, yet, though. Update: This cookie does not seem to hold it's value and work in IE (8). I realize it is just a "draft" feature, but I'm considering using the HOSTS file instead. Update 2: Even when the cookie maintains it's value in non-IE browsers, the ...
To avoid this, follow this instruction: add ||*.google.*^$domain=~google.com|~0.0.0.0 to your AdBlockPlus filters, so that youtube.com cannot get data from google.com. I think you could also detach your YouTube account from your Google account.
Here is an article that attempts to explain how Google Web History works, primarily from a user experience standpoint: http://searchengineland.com/google-search-history-expands-becomes-web-history-11016 Does this answer your question, or are you looking for something more technical?
Storing this in cookies/session is the way to go. In PHP you can just use the $_SESSION functionality to do this. More info on that here. This will not work if the user opens a private browsing session, though. IP tracking would work, but IP addresses change due to ISP assignments and may represent different users (for example, two users in one home sharing ...
In short, no it is not possible for LinkedIn to use Google's cookies to suggest new contacts for you. Cookies for most sites just contains an id value that really only means something to that particular site's server. You can view what values are contained in a particular cookie in most browsers. In Chrome this is located under the Developer Tools ...
First of all, try blocking Third-Party Cookies. Most of these retargeting ads are run by scripts that won't be able to drop their own cookies if they aren't from the same domain as the site you're visiting. There are a few more things you can do, depending on your choice of browser. Adblock-type plugins (available for Chrome or Firefox) will often block the ...
Of course it's possible. But hell it's possible with any ad. You could be researching xyz's embarrassing condition and click an ad there and, the same thing could happen. It's really hard to actually maintain your anonymity. So technically it's possible, but most good companies would respect your privacy and the ones that don't most likely wouldn't be an ad ...
Don't use the log out! Go into the YouTube's account management (Your User -> Settings -> Manage Account) and look for the option that says Sign out of all YouTube Sessions. Click on the Sign Out Everywhere link. It will shutdown your YouTube session without logging you out from Gmail.
I guess that the easiest solution (but also the worse if you have some content on your YouTube account) is to create another YouTube account linked to a new Google profile that you use only for YouTube. If you look on the Google forums & FAQs, this is the "official" "recommanded" solution to dissociate accounts. Then you'll be able to be logged on Gmail ...
LinkedIn does use your searches, and evidently uses Craigslist or MS Outlook too. I recently corresponded with a woman about a rental property. First I answered her directly via Craigslist, and then through Time Warner and my Outlook account. Big surprise! The woman's name is now listed on my LinkedIn account in the "People you may know" suggestions.
not so. Searches on Google against individuals have led to LinkedIn at once suggesting those individuals as LinkedIn contacts. It has happened so often it's not a coincidence. I do not use Chrome nor Google+ nor Gmail. Once might just be a coincidence but repeat incidences mean that it is consistent. How LinkedIn get the information, I do not know.
Block the Google Analytics domain from your HOSTS file: # [Google Inc] 127.0.0.1 www.google-analytics.com 127.0.0.1 ssl.google-analytics.com Apparently this might break some sites... sources: Prevent Google Analytics from tracking your visit how to make the internet not suck (as much) update: Blogger doesn't seem to use these URL's... anyone know the ...
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