Yahoo! “Web Beacons”

By on March 6, 2005

Do you Yahoo? Were you aware of this:

Yahoo is using something called “Web beacons” or a “super cookie” that tracks not only where its users go on the Yahoo network but also tracks where they go outside of the Yahoo network using a persistent file on the hard drive. Note that you have to have a Yahoo account to be tracked.

The article goes on to explain how to disable this in your Yahoo! preferences.