The problem with StumbleUpon

So, I’m sorry to say that I have been using the StumpleUpon tool bar in Firefox. It’s a pretty good way to kill some time. But, trying to figure out why Firefox wasn’t saving cookies for certain sites, I turned on the “ask me about each one” feature and starting hitting the Stumble Button.

It would apprear that each page is pre-loaded, with all of the cookies for that page (including ad cookies), being loaded as well. What if I don’t go any farther than the page I’m looking at? Now I have cookies for 1-3 sites (including the ad cookies) that I didn’t even visit.

This bothers me. Enough that I have not only disabled the StumbleUpon tool bar, but removed it altogether.

Something to think about.

By Don

Lead bottle washer at donburnside.com, host at whiteroofradio.com and tech guru for the MotoringFile family of sites.

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