|Links to Pop Up Blockers|
|We have not tested these, but they do appear valid|
This appears to be a nice site with links to opt out of pop ups from numerous ad servers.
Panicware,inc offers freeware and demos on their products
Pop ups? Not on our site!
You should never get a pop up or pop under window on Fastrackonline.net. We
have had issues in the past where
venders began feeding unwanted pop ups to us. Whenever a
page containing their content was loaded, they placed a cookie in your browser
without our permission. Your browser would then contain cookies that say they are
from .fastrackonline.net by way of zedopopxxxxx. and zedo.com.
We did not place the cookies and notified the vender of our displeasure
and that we consider this practice to be a form of "scumware". We
systematically eliminated this provider from our site. Unlike the more
common "scumware" practices, see Scumware.com, this particular issue placed
the cookies we mentioned on your browser, and when you loaded our site, zedo.com by way of that provider
placed a pop up ad on your screen. In short, hijacking our site to advertise
How do I get rid of them?
This is actually very simple compared to most issues. In Explorer, simply
open your preferences file, and select the above mentioned cookies and delete
them. No more pop ups/unders when you come to our sites. In other browsers,
there will be other manners of deleting cookies. In Netscape 4.x for example,
we simply clear our cache files. See your browser's help file for more detail.
You can delete all cookies if you wish, but there may be cases where you have
been to sites that need the cookie they saved, that becomes your call. Cookies
are not bad unless they have been misused. There are
commercial programs available to remove cookies from your browser. We are aware
of "iclean" from Aladdin Systems which not only will remove the cookies, but
will also block "pop ups", It is available as a stand alone product for Windows and is part
of the Spring Cleaning package for the Mac. We have also attached a few informational
links as well as links to a couple of sites offering services that appear quite good, but
as we have not tested them ourselves we cannot comment on them.
What we have done
We did suspend the use of
the earlier mentioned vender and will do likewise with any vendor or link that attempts this in
the future, rather it be intentional or by unresolved security leak. Your
privacy, security and enjoyment of the internet is of the utmost importance to
"Through our partnership with Amazon.com, we are offering an exclusive Fastrackonline.net version of the award winning Alexa Toolbar
with a pop up manager built in. No browser should be without this handy tool! Plus, when you download and use the toolbar, you'll help support Fastrackonline.net."
Marketing and Your Online Privacy
"There is a lack of awareness about how extensively personal information is
collected and used on the Net. Aggregation of data from different sources
allows others to form opinions of you, to market items to you in a specific
way, or to possibly discriminate against you, based on a profile that may or
may not be accurate.
Consequences can range from simple embarrassment to serious problems such as
harassment, violence, insurance cancellation, loss of job or home, and
relationship issues with family and friends. "