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    iPhone question...please help!

    Hi-- I don't know where else to put this question.

    I'm trying to figure out how to delete evercookies (persistent little buggers) from my iPhone.

    To witness the evercookie, see Settings>Safari >Advanced >Website data.

    I've tried what I can find without downloading a 'tool' or anything extra.

    Merci.

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    Probably not the answer you're looking for, but I'd recommend throwing it down the toilet, claiming on the insurance, then buying a decent android phone...

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    Thanks FUBAR!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cduggles View Post
    Thanks FUBAR!
    No prob Dugs...

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    cam't you just swipe left to delete all local data for a site?



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    Not for all of them.

    The reader tip in section 6 of this article works for some of them, but sites like google.com are like burrs.

    https://appletoolbox.com/2016/01/can...ome_Reader_Tip

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    block all cookies, wait a second, then clear website data.

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    Thank you, hydroazuanacaine.

    I seem to have permanent, rejuvenating evercookies.

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    I know I'm late to replying to this, but I will anyway.

    Here's the thing, you need cookies in order for websites like bluelight to recognize that you're logged in. So you can delete them, but the second you log back in, they'll be back again.

    You can block all cookies, but that's not very realistic because it'll make it extremely difficult to use most websites.

    Personally I don't worry about cookies. I might disable third party cookie creation, but that's it.

    As for deleting them, there should be a setting in safari to delete all cached data. But I don't know off the top of my head.

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    I'm just annoyed by persistent cookies (aka evercookies or supercookies).

    I don't know how they repopulate because I'm not visiting these sites repeatedly.

    I know it's a bit extra and obsessive, but they really bug me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cduggles View Post
    I'm just annoyed by persistent cookies (aka evercookies or supercookies).

    I don't know how they repopulate because I'm not visiting these sites repeatedly.

    I know it's a bit extra and obsessive, but they really bug me.
    Depends on what the cookies are for, but its likely that cookies for third party sites are being created without you going to them when you go to sites that themselves use those sites for various services.

    The obvious example being advertising, if a website hires an outside advertising agency to provide ad revenue, it's likely that website will create tracking cookies when you go to it for the advertising agencies website, even if you never directly went to that agencies site.

    Cookies can only be created by a website you've gone too, but unless you disable third party cookies, those websites can create cookies under any website name they want.

    I don't worry about cookies because all they do is allow tracking and session management. The latter is nessesary and desirable. The former I just don't care much about. But others do which is generally when disabling third party cookie creation can help.

    Apart from tracking, which is generally more tracking you as a nonspecific user than an actual identifiable person, they're otherwise harmless.

    I don't much care cause in the practical sense, all that's at all likely to be happening is computers working out what to try and sell me. Which doesn't seem much different to me than them just randomly trying to sell me shit.

    I just don't care much about computers knowing what websites I've looked at. I might care about people knowing, but there's too much data for people to be looking at, so it's just computers looking at it. Which personally I don't care about.

    Just my take on it.

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