Help, impossible to delete website data, keeps coming back

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  1. Lobitdepth, Oct 18, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2017

    Lobitdepth macrumors newbie

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    I tried to delete all my website data today and noticed something really strange.
    I delete all website data and 99% are deleted fine as expected but some data keeps coming back right after the delete procedure.
    I tried multiple times but this data keeps coming back every time.
    It also comes back when I select "block all cookies"

    What is going on there ? I don't even visit those websites !!!

    virus ? Avira is not finding anything

    please see screenshot attached
     

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  2. Marcopolo53 macrumors regular

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    Evercookie Removal



    Close Safari first



    On desktop go to GO and then GO TO FOLDER



    Copy and paste this ~/Library/Safari/Databases



    Delete ONLY THE CONTENTS of the folder



    Launch Safari again and check if all is ok
     
  3. Lobitdepth thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks that seem to fix the issue :) Do you know why this happened by any chance ? simple bug ? really weird
     
  4. Marcopolo53 macrumors regular

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    Actually, it is by design by the website owner. It is not a "Bug" but a Javascript designed to track your usage of the website. For more details on Evercookies, search Wikipedia for that title. The Evercookies can be used as a harmless tool for a website or for other not so harmless purposes.
     
  5. Lobitdepth thread starter macrumors newbie

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    wow thats huge ! thanks for the info. Really pissed at Apple for not taking care of that... Especially that they promote their new anti tracking tech..
     
  6. Marcopolo53 macrumors regular

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    Kind of hard to block everything even for Apple. Now that we know how to rid of these Evercookies all is good in Appleland.
    Happy Surfing
     
  7. green86 macrumors 6502a

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    This is NOT what is going on. These are databases, not cookies. It is a bug in Safari.
     
  8. Marcopolo53 macrumors regular

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    Yes, correct. Databases that recreate the Cookie of that website when you try to delete the said cookie from history. THE ONLY to STOP the recreation of the said cookie is to delete the database.
    So, IMO we are both correct. Glass half full or half empty. Depends on view point.
     

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