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    A banner-taming strategy: restricted sites

    I am experimenting with adding the major banner ad sites to my Restricted Sites list. This lets me block cookies from those banners without blocking cookies from the site I am visiting. It also lets me block rich media, whether in Java, ActiveX, or script form. There are two steps:

    (1) Set preferences for the Restricted zone. Basically, I disable most everything.

    (2) Add *.doubleclick.net to your Restricted Sites list. Add others as you become aware of them.

    This isn't as fancy as a dedicated ad blocker, but I don't mind seeing the ads (T1 here), I just don't want to have them following me around.

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    Re: A banner-taming strategy: restricted sites

    Hi Jefferson:

    That's an interesting approach that I hadn't thought of. Will IE accept *.doubleclick.net as a site, or do you need the actual full name?

    If this works, it wouldn't be a bad idea to post these sites in this forum.

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    Re: A banner-taming strategy: restricted sites

    It's working so far! Add *.mediaplex.com to your list, too.

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    Re: A banner-taming strategy: restricted sites

    I have about 200 restricted sites in my list. Mostly to minimize cookies.

    I got a .reg file from somewhere (I can't find the site now, sorry).

    Attached is my Reg entries if you want to import it.

    I suggest you have a look at it first (right click, edit), as you should Never import a .reg file from anyone without knowing what it does.

    Which brings us to another tip :-). In Explorer | Tools | Folder Options | File Types, find Registration Entries | Edit, click on Edit and Set To Default. Then you (or someone on your computer) won't accidently import unwanted .reg files.

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    MartinG
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    Re: Reg File

    Nice! Great! Thanks! I surfed your reg file then imeeeeeeeediately merged it into my registry.

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