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Yahoo opt-out of web beacons

I copied this from the oww-sff-writing list on Yahoo. ;-)


This is copied from the FUNDS FOR WRITERS Newsletter, Volume 6, Issue 4, January 23, 2005


      A lot of people do not like Yahoo's tactics, and sometimes they do get a little heavy-handed with their spam and cookie practices. Here is a little something to help you get rid of Yahoo interference in your Web surfing. Hope this helps relieve some of the frustration.
      Yahoo is now using something called "Web Beacons" to track Yahoo Group users around the net and see what you're doing and where you are going - similar to cookies. Yahoo is recording every website and every group you visit.
      Take a look at their updated privacy statement: about half-way down the page, in the section on "cookies," you will see a link that says "web beacons." Click on the phrase "web beacons." That will bring you to a paragraph entitled "Outside the Yahoo Network." In this section you'll see a little "click here to opt out" link. Click it.
      Then STOP. The button on the next page will opt you back in. If you read it, it says "Cancel Opt-Out." In this world of clicking twice to confirm anything, you might be tempted to click it, but it erases what you just did.
      Hope this helps keep you sane in this world of online spam and interference!


I hope this helps us avoid spam.

Wendy S. Delmater


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