[ILUG] Advertising in GMail
sonic at dreadserver.com
Mon Nov 20 15:03:40 GMT 2006
On Mon, 20 Nov 2006 14:30:27 +0000, Kae Verens <kae at webworks.ie> wrote:
> Sonic wrote:
>>> Google can of course identify you through your cookies, unless you
>>> disable them.
>> As far as I am aware, only the domain which sets a cookie can read a
> cookie. So I'm assuming you are talking about the cookies set by Gmail
> itself. Am I wrong?
> not quite true.
> iirc, you can set cookies to be second-level-domain-wide, meaning that a
> cookie seet on blah.google.com is visible on foo.google.com
Ah yes, I forgot about that. This would of course mean that cookies set from search results could be used.
> there are many other ways of doing it:
> 1. an invisible <img> loading up the cookie-holding site, which informs
> site what the parent's address is (something like <img
> style="display:none" />)
That's very interesting. Thanks for the info Kae.
> 3. other ways...
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