Opt-Out of Cookie Based Advertising

Privacy Protection with Beef TacoWant to opt out of being targeted by advertising networks out there? The Beef Taco add-on for Firefox will help protect you.  Once installed, this extension sets permanent opt-out cookies to stop behavioral advertising for over 100 different advertising networks.  Some of the companies include:

  • Google
  • Yahoo
  • Microsoft
  • Network Advertising Initiative Members

Here is a peek at the interface of Beef Taco:

Beef Taco in Action

Personally I have never understood the reason for wanting to block advertising cookies in the browser, but for those of you who like to keep things nice and private – Beef Taco will help you get the job done. If anything, you could pick and choose who’s ads you want to accept and who’s you want to block too.

You can pick up Beef Taco from the Firefox Add-ons website.

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One Response to Opt-Out of Cookie Based Advertising

  1. al Nov/20 at 4:43 pm #

    Just a point – your blog/site would much more credible imo if you added the year to the date the article was posted. The sites that do this month + day only stuff seem like they don’t plan on being around very long because they want us to believe that old articles may be new and this also tells us that you/they don’t value the readers’ time.

    As for why people would want to block advertising(tracking) cookies, just go have a look at websites like BrowserSpy and the EFF and Panopticlick(?) and see how they’re able to piece together exactly who you are while you’re surfing the internet – its downright creepy what they’re up to. also google KISSmetrics. and then wonder why GMAIL keeps asking you to provide you’re cellphone number just in case you forget your password(lol) and why do facebook and twitter etc want to know who all of your friends and contacts are? how is that related to advertising? it would be very good info though for a gov’t that wants to keep track of who may not be too happy with them…

    btw, did you know that every one of those little buttons like FB, Twitter, and G+1 – the purpose of those in NOT for your convenience – its to aid those companies in tracking you on all the many websites you visit and to build profiles on you…and did you know that those buttons are placing cookies and reporting on you even if you don’t click on them? did you know that?