Tech: Google Cookie Opt-Out Plugin or Customising The Cookie

March 11th, 2009 by Richy B. Leave a reply »

It appears that Google offers an Advertising Cookie Opt-Out Plugin which not only sets the DoubleClick opt-out cookie (DoubleClick is now owned by Google don’tcha know?), but also ensures this cookie is set to persist even if you empty your browser cookies (Internet Explorer and Firefox only). However, not only can you get this cookie set (along with setting opt-out cookies for all the other major advertising networks), you can also set your own advertising interests so Google can serve more appropriate adverts to you (so no more, or certain less, “weight loss/improve your manhood” adverts).

This post is over 6 months old.

This means that, despite my best intentions, it may no longer be accurate.

This blog holds over 12 years of archived content - during that time, I may have changed my opinion of something, technology will have advanced (and old "best standards" may no longer be the case), my technology "know how" has improved etc etc - it would probably take me a considerable amount of time to update all the archival entries: and defeat the point of keeping them anyway.

Please take these posts for what they are: a brief look into my past, my history, my journey and "caveat emptor".

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