Re: [MH-list] Yahoo tracking users
sorry... new to this list so didn't realize it had been posted
before. Maybe it will help someone who, like me, wasn't aware of this
--- In email@example.com, Andy Clarke <andy@...> wrote:
tothought I'd pass it on - I have opted out
youcookies, but allows Yahoo to record every website and every group
thatvisit, even when you're not connected to Yahoo.
thatsays WEB BEACONS.Click on the phrase "Web Beacons." On the page
sectionopens, on the left find a box entitled "Opt-Out.". In that
outfind "opt-out of interest-matched advertising" link that will let
privacy -button on the next page.Note that Yahoo's invasion of your
andand your ability to opt-out of it - is not user-specific. It is
manywe had to opt out of that a few years ago.This is a fairly common technique that is not specific to Yahoo,
advertising services use similar practices to track users. In factYahoo
have been using it since 2005 (the date of the article referred to)and
I seem to remember we've had a discussion about it previously.