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Doghouse RileyDoghouse Riley Souh ManchesterPosts: 128
edited 14 October in The potting shed




I appreciate the need to accept cookies. These will save your log in details.

Every site you visit will attempt to put a cookie on your computer.

My bank put on about forty, Virgin media 18 and the several hobby message boards to which I subscribe less than 5 each. 

But many sites use them to track your internet searches.

So can anyone tell me why Gardeners' World need to put on 73?

Cookies are easy enough to delete. Before I close my laptop each night. I delete all but essential cookies.

I deleted those for Gardeners' World this morning and then logged in again. I see there's eighteen been loaded for them already.

"Just sayin'"



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  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 4,576
    edited 14 October
    Maybe a daft question, but have you clicked on "manage cookies" (right-hand end of the black strip near the bottom of the page) and rejected or objected all cookies? I don't know whether it stops all of them but it should stop some.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 18,904
    Just go into Privacy and ‘reject all’. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Balgay.HillBalgay.Hill Posts: 266
    I use CCleaner every morning when i first switch on, and its amazing the amount of cookies that you accumulate on an average day.
  • Doghouse RileyDoghouse Riley Souh ManchesterPosts: 128
    Thanks for that.

    I tried  "manage cookies" a while ago and it doesn't open.

    I'm not that bothered, it's easy enough  to go into "manage data" in Firefox and delete a boatload of them, it only takes seconds.

    I just wondered if everyone was aware of the situation, but I wanted to know why Gardeners' World  amongst so many message boards needed so many.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 18,904
    I doubt whether anyone on the forum would know why there’s so many cookies on the site, maybe best taken up with Immediate Media.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 4,576
    I use CCleaner every morning when i first switch on, and its amazing the amount of cookies that you accumulate on an average day.

    Sure is. I try to be vigilant about rejecting cookies but a lot still slip through.
    And the same goes for the kind of cookies that @Biglad was expecting :blush:
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 18,904
    Who can resist those big cookies that the SM’s sell, 4 for a pound. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 1,025
    Biglad said:
    I was drawn in by the title of this thread and massively disappointed :D 
    Made me smile @Biglad I've not long made some Chocs - would one or two of those help mitigate your disappointment  :D
  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 2,967
    I don’t believe I have ever knowingly deleted a cookie. My life is not imploding.
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