Clearout your Cookies!!!

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  1. emmitdb

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    Hi All,

    I could have posted this in the Continental Touring section but it's a warning message on every level so I guess it's alright to put it here.

    Today I was looking at prices for the Italy-Greece ferry that we will be catching this year.
    I visited a couple of sites, finishing with the Minoan Ferry Co. The prices given for a specific journey came in around the £440 mark (Tip. If you can, ask for the price in Euro's, it's considerably cheaper than £'s)

    Anyway, later today I went back on the Ferry site, showing SWMBO the fare I had found. The fare suddenly jumped up to a figure of £500.

    I reckon the reason for the £60 increase was that the Ferry Co., through the cookies, knew that I was interested and upped the fare.

    Moral of this story is that if you have to check fares, wipe out your cookies before each and every search.
    I'm not in a position to book right now thank goodness, but when I do it will be from a cookiless computer.
     
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  2. Drexxer

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    Good advice,


    just how do you wipe out your cookies???

    Andy
     
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  3. just wandering

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    Which browser are you using?
     
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  4. Drexxer

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    Do you mean like google chrome?

    Andy
     
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    yes
     
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  6. SMB

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    go into settings on whatever browser you are using, find the history setting and the option to clear cookies should be around there
     
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  7. Drexxer

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    Then yes it's google chrome

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  8. Drexxer

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    so is history the same as cookies?

    Andy
     
  9. Bertie Bassett

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    Drexxer. To do the job better (imo) download C Cleaner (free) and get rid of all the shoite left after browsing even innocuous sites like the National Trust, which leaves all manner of bogies on your system.
    Just Google C Cleaner but download from Piriform to guarantee a clean download.
     
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  10. MikeD

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    We flew out to Berlin earlier this year. BA site the flights got more expensive as time went on as I searched for the cheapest prices across the airlines.

    In the end the Club class was cheaper than coach :eek:
     
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    No but on Firefox they are grouped together:
     

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    I also use this..
     
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  13. Bailey58

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    History is not the same as cookies, the former will show all the sites you have visited today or the option of going way back. Useful for finding a website you may have been looking at earlier but lost the address but keep a check on it if there may be something there you may not want others to see. :eek:

    Firefox is Tools/Options/Privacy then Show Cookies which gives you the option to remove them. Should be something similar in Chrome.
     
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    Lots of the last minute airlines log your visits and put their prices up accordingly :(
     
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  15. just wandering

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    Sorry for the delay, I opened chrome to check as i've not used it for a while and it clashed with my firefox. Anyway, at the top on your bar there is an icon with 3 horizontal bars, click that and scroll down to 'settings', click 'settings' and scroll down to 'show advanced settings' click 'show advanced settings' and you'll see a tab 'clear browsing data' click 'clear browsing data' there you will have all the options of removing individual cookies or all cookies and browsing history. You can also choose for which time period to delete data.

    Jack
     
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  16. Drexxer

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    Thank you for all of your replies and advice, I now appear to be cookie -less :D, (y)

    Andy
     
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    I clear my history and cookies every day, more if I'm checking prices. (y)
     
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  18. Wildbill

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    might be a good idea to clear your IP address as well just switch off un plug you rooter levee fifteen min switch back on new IP address
    bill
     
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    :ROFLMAO:
    Don't work if you have a fixed IP :LOL:
     
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    I always clear cookies with ferry & airline ticket sites, recently booked flights to Thailand went up £30 in 5 min came back down after clearing cookies.

    For Ferries to Greece it's worth contacting Viamare, they will give you best prices for all the ferry lines & you can pay in Euro. Advised me to join Minoan club to get another 10% off.
    I ended up with the camper deal and discounts for early booking, over 60, & Minoan Club.
    It is best to phone them and they respond with written email quotes far easier than tying to Use their website.
     
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