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May 13th, 2006, 05:46 AM
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Eye Icon - Privacy Report ? Do Not Enter?

Lately when I log in to Fodors (and only on Fodors), there is an icon of an eye near the bottom right of my screen (on the internet line).

It also displays the international sign for "one-way" "do not enter" intersecting it (red circle with white bar). When I pass my cursor over it, it says it's named: Privacy Report.

Does anybody else have this? Does anyone know what it is? Thanks in advance for any info.

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May 13th, 2006, 06:10 AM
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It's probably a cookie. You can read about it here:

http://tinyurl.com/kmdle
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May 13th, 2006, 06:33 AM
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Does it happen only at work? I have a feeling it's software installed by your employer.
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May 13th, 2006, 08:14 AM
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If this happens at work, Nina is almost certainly correct. That spot is the location where you find out what software is running on your machine.

All employers have the legal right to monitor any email you send from your work computer, and they have the right to track all sites you visit -- and to block you from any sites they wish. I think you are lucky to find the icon before you got in trouble for reading Fodor's at work!
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May 13th, 2006, 08:24 AM
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The presence of this symbol and the fact that an employer has the right to prevent you from "going" to certain "locations" on the web does NOT mean that one of those "locations" is necessarily Fodors as was implied by the previous poster.
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May 13th, 2006, 09:03 AM
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Like I said before, it's all about cookies. Just double click the "eye" symbol and you can read all about it.
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May 13th, 2006, 09:08 AM
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I wouldn't worry about this.

This has nothing to do with your employer. It means that you have blocked or restricted certain cookies.

Here is what Microsoft says about the Privacy Report:

The Privacy Report in Internet Explorer enables you to: view the P3P privacy policy for a Web site, find out if a Web site might contain information provided by a third-party Web site (a Web site other than the one you are viewing), or find out if Internet Explorer restricted any cookies from the Web site you are viewing.

To view the Privacy Report

In Internet Explorer, on the View menu, click Privacy Report.
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May 13th, 2006, 02:46 PM
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Thank you so much Austin and Bunk. Absolutely correct. I clicked on it and got: "Based on my privacy settings, some cookies were blocked." And no, this isn't from work, but my home computer. Thanks again, everybody.
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