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#1 ebrid001

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 12:10 PM

I'm using a Mozilla browser and XP Home.

The last time I ran Lava Soft's Ad-Aware,there were no malicious stuffs,but a number of benign cookies it did not remove,which I understand. I have one for my bank,etc,etc.

The other day,checking with Travelocity for an airplane ticket,I noticed the price went up the second time I checked the flight. I did it again with a different flight,and suspect the price is higher if they have the cookie. Can anybody tell me if I'm right about this?

I have my Firefox set up to remove my private data((everything on the checklist is checked)),but it leaves the benign cookies.

**Is there a way to go into my system,to determine what cookies are present,and to select which,if any,to remove from there.

**Also,someone told me there was a free or a reasonably priced download,that once installed, would "crunch" every time a cookie attempt was made,ask what to do with it,and allow stuff like cookies from the bank or the bill pay service?

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 01:43 PM

To view your cookies go into Tools/Options/Privacy/Show Cookies and then scroll down the list of cookies and remove the ones you don't want/need.

A good extension to have is NoScript.

This Guide on How to Allow/Block session Cookies in Firefox might be helpful.
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Posted 16 March 2007 - 01:51 PM

The other day,checking with Travelocity for an airplane ticket,I noticed the price went up the second time I checked the flight. I did it again with a different flight,and suspect the price is higher if they have the cookie. Can anybody tell me if I'm right about this?

I have done this as well, on two and three separate computers with different IP's and gotten 2 or more different prices. So it is not cookies causing the change. Actually the second and fifth price was the cheapest of the six prices on my first trial. I was never able to determine exactly why prices fluctuate during the selling time period. I did this 3 times. The time frames being about 2 hours to almost 36 hours.

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