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Location-aware browsing won't turn off!! Google is tracking me!
I followed the directions to turn off location-aware browsing: about:config geo:enabled double-click to turn off. Yet google is still able to identify my location. I have no google tool bar and I specifically turned off my location share for google in the tools page info menu. Yet they can still identify my browsing location! How do I turn it off!?
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I have just done the double click and it hasn't worked either. I am working in France and want to search .co.uk and it just sends me french sites. utterly pointless and completely against privacy rights. I'm just getting totally fed-up with ads that "think" they know what I want to look at and in fact are getting on my nerves so I won't buy with those companies - this is not right and its not working - please tell me how to turn it off. I'd like to know urgently.
You need to create an allow exception to keep cookies for Google to save that setting, otherwise you have to repeat it.
- Tools > Page Info > Permissions
- Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies: Exceptions
Thank you, cor-el. The first link, at the bottom of Google's page, only took me to "co.th". It didn't matter whether I deleted all the cookies or manually typed in ".com". However, the 2nd "ncr" link did the trick. Many thanks for such a very quick and fine response!
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