How to set Google preferences and still disable Google's cookie

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by tdinc, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. tdinc

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    I don't know how long this will work, or if it works for the Google country domains, but it's worth a try because it's so easy. Perform these nine steps in this order:

    1. Enable cookies if they are turned off.

    2. Go to http://www.google.com/

    3. Click on "Preferences" on the right side of the search box.

    4. Set your preferences and click "Save Preferences." You're back to the search box.

    5. Click on "Advanced Search" on the right side of the search box.

    6. Do not fill out anything, but just click on "Google Search."

    7. Bookmark this new search page.

    8. Disable your cookies for Google.
    Explorer 6.0 Tools — Internet Options — Privacy — Edit (near the bottom) — type in google.com — Block — OK — OK
    Firefox 0.8.0 Tools — Options — Privacy — Stored cookies — highlight your google.com cookie — check Don't allow... box at bottom — Remove cookie — OK — OK
    Opera 7.51 Tools — Cookies — highlight your google.com cookie — Delete — New — type in google.com — check Apply... — uncheck 3 Accept... — OK — Close
    Netscape 7.1 Tools — Cookie Manager — Manage Stored Cookies highlight your google.com cookie — check Don't allow... box at bottom — Remove cookie — Close

    9. Test your cookie block: Exit and reload your browser — go to www.google.com — click Preferences on the right side of the search box — Google should tell you that your cookies seem to be disabled

    Now when you use your new bookmark for Google searches, your preferences are passed to Google in the URL, without a cookie. And with cookies disabled, Google won't be able to associate your search terms with the unique ID number that they use in their cookie.
     
  2. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    Seems like alot of work for something semi-pointless IMO.
     
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  4. tdinc

    tdinc █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User

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    If you dont like google cookies loading up your temp folder this is a nice google hack to use. use it or dont i thought it was a cool google hack :)
     
  5. Tittles

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    indeed