Firefox and cookies v IE and cookies
Thread poster: Marta Fernandez-Suarez
I used to navigate using IE and recently downloaded Firefox. Firefox seems, according to general Proz forum oppinions, much safer, and yet I feel I have much less control over cookies.
I know you can delete the cookies any time in one go by pressing some short-cut keys (i.e. Clearing Privada Data function) but there doesn't seem to be a function (as there is in IE) to block always all third party cookies.
Do you think that therefore, as far as cookies are concerned, Firefox is less safe than IE? Is it crucial to block third party cookies? In Firefox, is the safest setting for cookies to untick the "Accept cookies from sites" option and specify a few sites you need to use in the "Exceptions"?
Thank you very much for any answer and kind regards,
For anyone interested, the new IE is out now. Don't know if it is safer than the previous one, it is supposed to be. There is a recent thread on it in the Chinese forum:
[Edited at 2006-11-05 12:28]
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| Mi experiencia con el Firefox || Nov 5, 2006 |
De mi experiencia te puedo decir que desde que bajé el Firefox nunca he tenido problemas con cookies u similares, pero de todos modos tengo en paralelo un Anti-Adware (http://www.lavasoft.de/) e un Anti-Spyware (El Spybot (http://www.safer-networking.org/pt/spybotsd/index.html) y si puedes programa el Firefox para que te pregunte si deseas recibir los cookies u no...
Gracias, María Leonor:
Cambiaré la opción de las cookies a la que dices y miraré lo del Anty-adware.
I will change the option for cookies to the one you mention so that it asks me for authorisation to accept the cookies and will also have a look at the Anty-Adware from lavasoft
Un afectuoso saludo y buen domingo a ti también.
[Edited at 2006-11-05 14:37]
| Not only cookies || Nov 5, 2006 |
Not sure what you got in reply, as I don't read that language, so maybe my reply will be repetitive.
FF is safer than IE, but it's not only a matter of cookies. Actually cookies are not that harmful. IE has "holes" which allow harmful scripts to be executed, FF has holes too, but usually less critical, often patched and less of them. IE is least safe browser from all.
IE also installs things not asking and not informing you about that. FF will not install anything "on its own", it'll wait until you allow it to do it.
If you feel unsecured with Firefox (in my opinion unnecessarily), you can always try Opera. There are additional options for cookies settings, which you may find assuring than in FF.
I hope it helps
[Edited at 2006-11-05 18:10]
I just wondered about the opinion you have of the fact that you cannot block "third party cookies" (on whether it can pose a risk) and how to set FF so that it is at its safest.
Thanks for the advice.
María, traduzco lo que escribiste, si no te importa.
Here is a translation (sorry if it is not perfect, I am not an English native) of the above post in Spanish:
María Leonor "wrote":
My experience with Firefox
As far as my experience is concerned, I can say that, since I downloaded Firefox, I have never had any problems with cookies and the like, but, in any case, I use both an Anti-Adware (http://www.lavasoft.de/)
and an Anti-Spyware ( Spybot (http://www.safer-networking.org/pt/spybotsd/index.html)
and, if possible, do set Firefox so that it asks you permission to receive cookies...
Have a nice sunday!
[Edited at 2006-11-06 12:22]