Come on folks, somebody must know how to deal with this.
Two responses posted 6 days ago (at time of writing) yet, considering you seem keen to solve this issue, you should at least have the decency to respond back.
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I have selected 'Do not allow any site to show desktop notifications' in the settings but I continue to get notification requests from many sites. It's highly irritating. Anyone else experiencing this or can offer some advice? Think I first noticed this happening with Opera 50.
Opera 51.0.2830.40 - Win 7 64 bit
@eryops The option 'Keep local data only until I quit my browser' will only delete local cookies when you close the browser. You need to delete all data from the History menu.
Go to: Menu - History - Clear browsing data (Ctrl-Shift-Del). Tick all of the options and in the dropdown select 'the beginning of time'. After, scroll down to cookies and check 'All cookies and site data' - your cookies should have gone. All other data will have been deleted also. Just in case any local cookies remain, close and reopen Opera and check for cookies again.
@s390g2 Thanks for the response. I have already activated the EasyPrivacy filter list but didn't really know what it was until now. I'm not sure I believe this filter list removes all trackers as it claims but then again we've no real way of proving that with extensions either. The plus for Disconnect is that I can toggle content blockers on and off (some are vital for page functionality). Opera's EasyPrivacy is just a simple on or off.
I do understand permissions are necessary for extensions to be able to function. It makes sense a tracker blocker would need to access my browsing data. It's unfortunate that extensions are extremely vague as to what these permissions are doing for a specific extension. I assume Disconnect is just monitoring browsing data to search for trackers. No way of really knowing though.
I generally don't use extensions any more, except for the Disconnect tracker blocking extension. This extension needs permission to 'access your data on all websites'. The problem is, this permission is quite vague and I have no idea how much sensitive information Disconnect can gather or is gathering. The simple option would be just to uninstall it but then I'd have no tracker protection (at least as much as Disconnect actually claims to block). Are there any tracker blocking solutions that don't use extensions? Is it safer just to uninstall Disconnect and browse without it?
I've seen a few discussions relating to extensions and their permissions but would be interested to hear peoples views on privacy protecting extensions. especially tracker blockers and the potential risks this 'access your data on all websites' permission can have to our...wait for it...privacy.
When deleting browsing data (shift-ctrl-del) it is supposed to delete all cookies and site data. I am finding in the 'All cookies and site data' menu there are 'File System' data files left behind (mainly from sites I've logged into). The only way to remove these files from the list is to manually delete them which is a pain every time I want to clear the browsing data. As a comparison, Firefox doesn't delete these files either when clearing browsing data but if it is set to clear browsing data when closing Firefox, they are automatically deleted. If only Opera could automatically delete browsing data when closing too .