General comment plus half a question
I just upgraded from Snow Leopard to Sierra because safari was becoming unusable. I don't remember so many cookies being set in the old system as seems to be the case now.
At first I thought that Cookie was not clearing my cache as it is set to do. But after some testing it looks like visiting a site results in the appearance of 10+ cookies from third parties. For example, if I clear the cookies and then visit www.tesco.com I get cookies from all sorts of companies, some of which I recognise (e.g. Talktalk) and many others I have never heard of.
Question: I thought that Safari blocked third party cookies. So what is going on?
SweetP last edited by SweetP
Do you have Safari set to "Allow from current website only" on the "Privacy" Preferences tab?
also try installing something like the Ghostery extension to block some more tracking cookies.
Thanks for pointing that out. Previously that setting was "third party".
At least "third party" is unambiguous and self-explanatory. "Allow from current website only" is obscure and ambiguous. If I open my preferences, I could be on any web site, so the language just does not make sense. The computer world seems to get dumber by the day since the masses got involved.
I guess the language had to change incase the masses might get confused and think that a third party is the one you attend after the second party on a Saturday night.
BTW, since upgrading form Snow Leopard to Sierra I find that the spell checker on web sites has turned into a spelling CORRECTOR which changes my typos into completely different words. I am so grateful.
Anyway, I think I am good to go and ready to pay my 15 bucks for the license.
Thanks for your help.