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Anyone know how to remove this cookie I got from Fodors

Anyone know how to remove this cookie I got from Fodors

Old Jan 25th, 2003, 07:50 AM
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Paris
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Anyone know how to remove this cookie I got from Fodors

Anyone know how to get rid of the Expedia.com cookie in my Window Temp file directory. All other cookies can be deleted except this. I keep deleting and deleting and deleting, but it wont delete. It has an expiration date of 2012. I know I got this from this board, and want it deleted.
 
Old Jan 25th, 2003, 07:57 AM
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Well since expedia is one of the major advertisers on this site you will probably pick up that cookie pretty quickly after deleting it. The only way you can deal with it is to set your browser not to accept cookies. You then lose some functionality at certain sites. I just delete cookies every now and then. As for the expedia one -- it's innocuous compared to the others.

There is interesting software [shareware] called adaware out there that will search your computer from problem cookies and unauthorised changes to your registry files. A "google" for adaware should bring it up for you.
 
Old Jan 25th, 2003, 09:18 AM
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AdAware is available from Lavasoft.com. They have two versions, one of which is freeware. I periodically use it to check what's been loaded on my drive. Although expedia.com may not show up with it I keep finding gopher.exe (spyware) loading itself almost every week. The latest version also finds cookies that are used to hold information.
 
Old Jan 25th, 2003, 09:32 AM
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Ron: from the lavasoft.com website -

"Note: We are not the developers of Ad-Aware (a spyware detection product) or related products, nor are we affiliated with them in any way. As a courtesy, we provide the following links: http://www.lavasoft.de and http://www.lavasoft.nu."
 
Old Jan 25th, 2003, 09:43 AM
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I downloaded Ad-Aware via Lavasoft's website some time ago. It deletes spyware from your computer. I run a scan every morning, but that may not be necessary unless you (or your teenagers) access a lot of music files. The first time you use it, you will be horrified at how much spyware is on your computer.
 
Old Jan 25th, 2003, 09:48 AM
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Some cookies park themselves in other locations and simply regenerate when you start your browser.

If you're using Microsoft Internet Explorer...under the "Tools" tab select "Internet Options", click "Advanced", scroll down until you see the "Empty Temporary Internet File when browser is Closed" option, and check that.

That may solve your problem. I know that I visit Expedia several times a week and I don't have this cookie.
 
Old Jan 25th, 2003, 10:00 AM
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sfowler
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Thanks Jim. That was REALLY helpful.
 
Old Jan 25th, 2003, 10:06 AM
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To block that cookie for good try this,
I am assuming that Internet Explorer is your browser:
1. Click Tools >Internet Options
2. A pop up menu will appear, select the 'privacy' tab
3. Then look at the bottom of the page and you will see "to over ride cookie handling for
individual web site click edit button"
4. after you have clicked the edit button , the page will say 'manage sites"
5. type in the web address of the site where you wish to block the cookies ( i.e..________.com or _______.net )
6. click 'block' then click 'ok'
I know that this seems like a lot of steps, but it takes less than a minute to accomplish.
 
Old Jan 25th, 2003, 10:35 AM
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Greetings from the home of this year's Super Bowl where it is 80 degrees today! We are used to it....so I can handle such things.

Don't be so quick to try to get rid of the Expedia heading. I have "ignored" it for eversolong.....and a couple of weeks ago, I was thinking about the cost of our annual timeshare vacation to Mexico in November, plugged into Expedia, then every other travel site that I could think of, and Lo and Behold, they were $100/per ticket cheaper than the airline or any other site. So...I did what I had to and the tickets were in hand two days later.

If the reminder had not been in front of my eyes many, many times each and every day, I wouldn't have saved $$$$.
 
Old Jan 25th, 2003, 10:41 AM
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Dick C.
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Excellent roco -- then you won't mind if I come by your house and install a neon Exxon sign on your front lawn.
 
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