Australian AltaVista Mirror bugs me...
Luis M. Huesch
Sun, 24 Nov 1996 18:32:38 +1100
cookie warnings are just a few mouse clicks away in MS Internet Explorer
3.01 for Windows 95/NT:
View -> Options -> Advanced (then check the appropriate box)...
> From: Nick Bannon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: link list <email@example.com>; www list
> Subject: Re: Australian AltaVista Mirror bugs me...
> Date: Saturday, November 23, 1996 3:38 PM
> Rachel Polanskis wrote:
> > Is it just me, or does anyone else find the Altavista Australian
> > mirror *truly* annoying?
> > The way it downloads an ad everytime the user selects a new page,
> > *and* gets a cookie with it really bugs me.
> Yes, it used to annoy me, too... Not to mention *&^%#^@ Apache "click
> trails", giving me a cookie for _every_single_ HTTP connection...
> Using Netscape 3.0 for Linux ;
> cd ~/.netscape
> rm cookies
> ln -s /dev/null cookies
> Options->Network Preferences->Protocols->
> "Show an Alert before Accepting a cookie" OFF (ie no alert)
> I don't know if the equivalent would be quite as easy using MS Windows,
> or on a Macintosh, but I expect it's possible. The upshot is that the
> cookies are not saved permanently.
> > I've gone back to using the master site.
> > It's faster too, and like the ABC, No Ads! :)
> Except for Digital ones - but I _like_ them. <grin>