What happens beneath the waves when you surf the web

12/10/2017 by Brendon Higgins
What happens beneath the waves when you surf the web
Francesco Giarletta, Liza Nolan from Avanite
Talk about EU cookie law
Browser copies the data down anyway…
Browsing History IE vs Browsing History WebCache
The data is NOT deleted when to select delete.  It is just hidden
What about the Cookies?
Truth is not shown.  Many more cookies than you think.  Web pages have embedded links within them.  Ads, pics, etc.  It all downloads
Web beacon - Wikipedia
A web beacon or web bug is one of various techniques used on web pages or email, to unobtrusively (usually invisibly) allow checking that a user has accessed some content. Common uses are email tracking and page tagging for web analytics.
How many 3rd Parties?
* Analytics Partners
Lots of information is stored in the Web Cache within user profiles.  Each browser has its OWN database. This is an issue for GDPR
Web Cache can delay logons by MINUTES while profiles copy in.
Web cache can hold URL, username & passwords
Avanite WebData Control
  • Supports blacklist of sites to prevent them storing data
  • Whitelist - ALWAYS store data for these sites
  • Remove ALL third party cookies
  • Remove all known tracking and malware cookies
  • Remove expired cookies
  • Remove data older than X days
Impact tool available on the web site (next week)