DOM Storage

Another option to trace user behaviour is Firefox’ DOM Storage, which is new since 2.0. Sites can store stuff in a local database named *.sqlite (search the FF profile). Few sites make use of it, since it’s so new. It can be disabled in about:config, set dom.storage.enabled to false.

This option is so new and (still?) unknown, that even Torpark (current versions are now based on FF 2) has it enabled, although it usually tries to have everything disabled, that makes user tracing possible. There’s room for improvement I guess. Meaning adding of options, which give the user the power to control these super-cookies, just like the normal ones.

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