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Unread postby Tomaso » Sat, 09 Dec 2017, 11:23

Clearing the web browser cache should remove ETAgs.
Pants, who created the Ghacks user.js file, discovered some time ago that this was no longer the case in Firefox.
He noticed that Firefox was not deleting ETAg data anymore when she cleared the cache of the browser, something that Firefox did before that time.

Source:
https://www.ghacks.net/2017/12/09/a-sol ... n-firefox/

Is Pale Moon affected by this?

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Re: ETAg tracking

Unread postby JustOff » Sat, 09 Dec 2017, 11:47

Pale Moon removes ETAgs when clearing the web browser cache. You can check this on the cookieless cookies site mentioned in the Ghacks article.
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Re: ETAg tracking

Unread postby Tomaso » Sat, 09 Dec 2017, 12:13

Actually, the test shows that Pale Moon does NOT remove ETAgs properly!
I've configured PM to clear all types of history upon exit, but still, after restarting PM and then revisiting that site, the text that I've entered and stored in the test-box is still visible.
The text only disappears after having restarted PM and revisited the site twice, at which point I guess it's removed by the script itself.

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Re: ETAg tracking

Unread postby JustOff » Sat, 09 Dec 2017, 12:50

From cookieless cookies site:

Technical stuff (and bugs) specifically about this demo
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All information you see was from your previous pageload. Press F5 to see updated data.
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Re: ETAg tracking

Unread postby Tomaso » Sat, 09 Dec 2017, 12:57

Ah, I see.
Sorry, but I missed that info.
All good then!
Thanks for clearing things up, JustOff. :)

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Re: ETAg tracking

Unread postby Paleist » Sat, 20 Jan 2018, 23:46

Reading the ghacks article you can prevent ETAg tracking without regular clearing or disabling the cache by deleting the etag response header. Seems simple, but the recommended addon "Header Editor " is a WebExtension. Can your addon "Modify HTTP Response" do the same, JustOff?

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Re: ETAg tracking

Unread postby JustOff » Wed, 24 Jan 2018, 19:41

Paleist wrote:the recommended addon "Header Editor " is a WebExtension

There is Modify Response Headers for this task.
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Re: ETAg tracking

Unread postby zapper » Sun, 15 Jul 2018, 00:18

Tomaso wrote:
Clearing the web browser cache should remove ETAgs.
Pants, who created the Ghacks user.js file, discovered some time ago that this was no longer the case in Firefox.
He noticed that Firefox was not deleting ETAg data anymore when she cleared the cache of the browser, something that Firefox did before that time.

Source:
https://www.ghacks.net/2017/12/09/a-sol ... n-firefox/

Is Pale Moon affected by this?


Even if it is, RAS is the solution:

https://wiki.hyperbola.info/doku.php?id ... uxp_addons

https://repo.hyperbola.info:50000/other ... 8.3-fx.xpi

this was updated by my gnu/linux distrobution hyperbola. :)

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Re: ETAg tracking

Unread postby Moonchild » Sun, 15 Jul 2018, 04:39

If you want websites to break, feed them random useragents.
Seriously, RAS is a bad suggestion (and actually completely off-topic here; this is about ETags)
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Re: ETAg tracking

Unread postby zapper » Sun, 15 Jul 2018, 10:42

Moonchild wrote:If you want websites to break, feed them random useragents.
Seriously, RAS is a bad suggestion (and actually completely off-topic here; this is about ETags)


Not completely off topic, it has an option to block etags,
spoof if not match is an option to fight etags.

It helps me anyways.


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