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twitter cookies

Post by oscar » 2020-08-26, 09:34

Hi
I had a weird experience yesterday:
whenever I leave a website, I close down the tab and use the ctrl+shift+delete shortcut.
I always check to see whether cookies are truly deleted after executing the shortcut.
I've checkmarked everything to be deleted in the privacysettings
I only allow firstparty cookies when needed.
anyways, all of a sudden I discovered a twittercookie,
allthough I never visit twitter via palemoon.
only via nitter with FF on a different pc.
Besides, I dont have an account.
it took me two attempts to get rid of it.
I checked my profile directory via about:support to get access to storage;
but everything seems normal.
I run ubuntu 18.04 LTS

same thing happened earlier this year after a palemoon-update.
nothing appears compromised,
but then again: I'm no techsavvy.

did anybody ever experience something similar
or have an explanation?

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Re: twitter cookies

Post by moonbat » 2020-08-26, 09:50

Use a decent adblocker and you don't have to do these acrobatics. Twitter has tracking cookies and scripts on plenty of websites that embed tweets directly instead of just quoting their text.
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Re: twitter cookies

Post by Moonchild » 2020-08-26, 10:01

An explanation could be that one of the sites you visited had twitter content in an iframe, e.g. a twitter content widget or what not. There are some rules about when an iframe can or cannot set cookies (among other things whether it's marked sandboxed or not) so yes, you may end up with twitter cookies while visiting some other site, because twitter content would be loaded inside a frame pointing to twitter.com.
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Re: twitter cookies

Post by oscar » 2020-08-26, 10:10

I use uBlock Origin version 1.16.4.25
with Adguard social media, anti-facebook & fanboy's social filterlists checkmarked.
However, if I understand your reply correctly:
This incident is a matter of successfull tracking and not some creepy malware.
thank you for your explanation

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Re: twitter cookies

Post by moonbat » 2020-08-26, 10:26

Use the uMatrix fork eMatrix in addition to uBlock Origin, it acts as a full scale content blocker where everything is blocked by default except what you explicitly allow per site, and also it prevents cookies from leaving the browser (as opposed to just being set). There is a bit of a learning curve but it is totally worth it.
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Re: twitter cookies

Post by oscar » 2020-08-26, 14:56

thank you for metioning :) I'll check it out

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Re: twitter cookies

Post by Kathuluforz » 2020-08-26, 16:36

I'm using both UBO and eMatrix and have had great success with them both, where one may miss something the other will usually pick up the slack.
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Re: twitter cookies

Post by fatboy » 2020-08-27, 07:19

Another addon that is a good idea is Self Destructing Cookies for Pale Moon, configure it to clear local storage as well.
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