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Kudos0

how to shorten scan to just where tracking cookies are located?

Hello - when I run a full system scan every weekend, I always have the same 2 tracking cookies removed. 

The results do not show the location of these cookies, at least I cant seem to find that. 

Is there a way to see the file path so I could just scan that instead of having to go through a full system scan every time?

Also, when researching this issue, I saw some posts that claimed Norton is no longer doing a decent job finding tracking cookies and some folks used another product and found lots that Norton is missing - that concerns me - any truth to that?

Thanks much in advance for reading!

James

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Kudos0

Re: how to shorten scan to just where tracking cookies are located?

Check your browser's cookie cache under privacy settings.

Kudos0

Re: how to shorten scan to just where tracking cookies are located?

Hi JamesDD,

Norton doesn't appear to find tracking cookies anymore, at least on my two pc's. The last ones found were around beginning of Dec last and since then nothing! See my post here ;

https://community.norton.com/en/forums/tracking-cookies-suddenly-not-bei...

You will probably have to use another third party product to get rid of any.

Regards

Edit, I always found that doing a manual quick scan always used to find the tracking cookies back then and they used to take around 5-6 minutes on my machine. Probably best you try that. 

Kudos0

Re: how to shorten scan to just where tracking cookies are located?

One way to avoid dealing with cookies is, use a browser in Private mode or Incognito mode or whatever is equivalent.  This way, the Norton product will usually find only small few, or none, of cookies. 

Your goal seems to be on the other side of that.  You wanted to know how to make Norton product just look for cookies; which I have not answered; only trying to explain the other side.

Kudos0

Re: how to shorten scan to just where tracking cookies are located?

Hello and thanks to those that have replied. 

I do have my Edge settings set to clear history after closing and still get tracking cookies. 

My main question hasn't been answered but I must not be clearly stating it!

When I run a full system scan, Norton always finds 2 tracking cookies but Norton doesnt show the path. 

I would like to see the origin of the tracking cookies so I can stop doing a full system scan and make a custom quick scan weekly to remove the cookies. 

Clear as mud? 

Kudos0

Re: how to shorten scan to just where tracking cookies are located?

SendOfJive answered your question above. Cookies are stored in your browser's cache. 

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.

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