This new free plug-in for IE 4.0 and 5.0 (Netscape and other versions are under development) helps users reclaim some of their privacy with easy-to-use icons in their browser that let them know when they are being "watched" by tracking networks and enable them to block the cookies these networks use. Importantly, IDcide distinguishes between local cookies that users may wish to allow, and network cookies, which profile their browsing habits from site to site. As opposed to some privacy software that blocks all cookies, IDcide users can select between three levels of privacy, allowing all cookies, only local cookies, or none at all. When alerted to possible tracking, users can view their privacy history, which reveals where persistent cookies were identified, who these sites might work with, and who can track them even when they visit other sites. Easy to download and install and probably the most user-friendly privacy software yet developed, IDcide is highly recommended.
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