So, what are the benefits of being tracked? Well, for one, signing in every time is a nice bonus. I have a nice long GMail password and my cookies track me and log me in every time so i dont have to type a lot. Every time I go to a website I've visited before, it loads very quick, because my browser has cached some of the photos and information and it doesn't need wait for the server to deliver the pixels again, and its easy to continue browsing. This means video websites like YouTube load faster and buffer faster, and photobucket, flickr, picasaweb, other photo organisation sites like those will load faster if you visit them frequently. However, these may not come close to matching your need for privacy. So, in that case, I recommend these steps.
- First, download and install Google Chrome. This is, in my opinion, the best web browser anyway regardless of security, and I use it unless I need to install something like Windows Update or something that requires another browser. Google Chrome is the fastest and most secure web browser out there, and its designed (at least for me) the best. Like I always say, the only three websites I've ever used Internet Explorer for are going to Firefox.com, Chrome.Google.com, and Windows Update. Anyway, download and install Chrome and then go into the little wrench icon. then Settings. Sometimes its Options. Either Under The Hood or Advanced Settings and find Privacy Settings. Leave all the stuff about Phishing checked and uncheck Offer to Save Passwords. Then, never 'Remember Me' on websites, and stuff like that. This way, your on a very secure web browser and only YOU know your passwords.
Thanks for reading!
By Calvin Spangler Young
Apple Geek/fan, iKnow it all, homeschooled nerd, and guru for any thing with the prefix of a lowercase i.