Taking on Google’s cookie monster

Wipe away those crumbs of personal data left behindPrivacy advocates will be taking to the streets in celebration today after Google announced it is to start auto-deleting cookies from users’ PCs. The company has now caved into public pressure and will automatically delete personal data after two years, unless the user returns to a Google site within that two year period. Um, hang on a minute. How many people are not going to visit Google over the next two years? Hmmm.

If you’re still not happy with Google’s policy of tracking your search movements then fear not, because there are measures you can take to crunch those cookies without having to wait two years before you next use the Internet. Get hold of Cookie Viewer, which allows you to explore all the cookies stored on your machine and get rid of the ones you don’t need. If you want to go the whole hog and remove all traces of Internet activity from your PC then we recommend Internet Trace Destroyer.

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