Closed Bug 182059 Opened 19 years ago Closed 19 years ago

Parasite URL's

Categories

(SeaMonkey :: General, enhancement)

enhancement
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 33469

People

(Reporter: mp-t01, Assigned: asa)

Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.0) Gecko/20020606
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.0) Gecko/20020606

Numerous sites direct you to a URL that tries to sell you something, takes
statistics on your interests, or otherwise encroaches on your computer
resources. Some sites will drop cookies into your PC for sites other than the
one you are trying to reach. Some of the URL's to which most sites will direct
you will include things like doubleclick.com, valuclick.com and pricecheck.com.
I believe there should be a filter that you set and that prevents your PC from
contacting such sites even when redirected. If such sites try to drop cookies on
you, they should be prevented. What I am suggesting is an address blocker like
the one that already exists for mail / news be made available to the browser.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.This is an enchancement request
2.
3.
For the cookies, in preferences under "Privacy & Security", select "Cookies",
then select "Enable cookies for the originating web site only".  That will
prevent images (eg doubleclick) from setting cookies on your browser.
it's already possible to block cookies (and images) by site.

this enhancement request is already covered by existing bugs:

Add a 'blacklist site' feature to Mozilla - bug 33469
Allow blocking of any media type by site - bug 94035
image blocking dont support image redirection - bug 167047

I think 33469 is probably closest. marking as a duplicate.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 33469 ***

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 33469 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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