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Discussion in 'Tech & Support' started by ComicChick, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. ComicChick I Work Too Much

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    thanks for continuing to post these things yall so we can try to get the info into the right hands to fix these issues
     
  2. SirStrangefolk Champion of Life

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    This is still happening on every single page a year on. I've kind started to kind of getting used to having to go through several clicks to look at the purposes and partners and then again clicking "save and exit" on every single page load on the forum but it's obviously still incredibly annoying.

    Now I accidentally misclicked one time to accept some of the advertising partners instead of just exiting the prompt and for whatever reason now it remembers that I consented to those, but it no longer remembers when I withdraw consent. Which means that for every single page load on the forum I now have to manually revoke consent for those again as it's not remembering my changes anymore. Honestly at this point it just seems predatory...

    If nothing can be done about it from the SHH side, I guess my only options left will be to either give in and just accept that they'll track me anyway regardless of how much I attempt not to consent to it or otherwise just leave the website...
     
  3. ComicChick I Work Too Much

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    do you have any screenshots you could provide?
     
  4. SirStrangefolk Champion of Life

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    I still see this for every single page load on the website and have to do multiple clicks to see any page. When this first started happening just over a year ago I had to manually revoke consent for loads of "partners" one by one. Luckily after that it at least saved those settings so that after that I "only" had to do 2 or 3 additional clicks every time I want to view a new page (which of course still is very annoying and time consuming). That is still the case now, however due to having to navigate this dozens of times every time I visit the website for over a year, I've misclicked once or twice to consent to Arbigo and Facebook getting access to my data instead of clicking "save & exit". But now it's no longer actually saving my preferences when I turn those off and instead keeps them set to me consenting no matter how often I try to revoke that consent. Meaning Facebook might get to track me even if I explicitly click to revoke that consent many times, every single day.
     
    #329 SirStrangefolk, Feb 11, 2022
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  5. ComicChick I Work Too Much

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    thank you, i'm going to send this up and see if we can get further help. what web browser are you using? and PC? mobile? both?
     
  6. SirStrangefolk Champion of Life

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    Actually I think I may have just finally figured out how to block it on Firefox using an adblocker to specifically block every element of the privacy settings pop-up and the overlay (wish I had figured that out sooner). That means that the issue with having to manually close it on every page should be resolved.

    Only issue is now that it'll still have me tracked by Facebook and I still can't turn that off. I'll see if I can fix that by getting rid of cookies and cache and stuff for this website. Hopefully that works and it won't permanently turn on all tracking or something like that...

    If you still want to look into it further (because it's still not supposed to work this way and may be an issue for other users or a deterrent for new users to come in), I'll still answer your questions.
    I was using Firefox and only use the site on PC, but I get the same thing in other browsers like Chrome and Edge, both on PC and mobile. This is an issue specific to people in the EU, I think.

    EDIT: Clearing cookies and cache does seem to have fixed the issue of the tracking consent staying on at all times.
     
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  7. ComicChick I Work Too Much

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    thanks for answering the questions. i sent the info up anyways. maybe it can help someone else out too
     

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