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lesha 🟨⬛️ • Edited

Supercookie uses favicons to assign a unique identifier to website visitors. Unlike traditional tracking methods, this ID can be stored almost persistently and cannot be easily cleared by the user.

There is a special section in hell reserved for people who tracks user this way

don't do this, it's nasty

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Grocker

Is it ok to use it for spam protection ?

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John Walz

I think it's good for people to know that these methods exist though! The more you know about how you are tracked, the more you can do to prevent it. I just put in a quick rule to block favicons :)

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Daniel Einars

If they didn't find this loophole, it works have remained exploited.

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lamka02sk

I agree