Solution to the Google and Facebook Ads links when using IE 9
For those of us that use IE 9, AVS has become a major pain because of the annoying ad links when you try to use the back button. The 15 Google ad links are represented by the 12 featured sponsers and the 3 ads that use flash media. The pair of facebook links are represented by the "connect to facebook" link that is right below where you log into AVS.
The reason that this happens is Google has cirumvented IE 9's P3P Policy regarding third party tracking cookies. There is an explanation from Microsoft:
How do they work?
The websites you visit often contain content from third parties. In order to load this content, certain information about your computer, including your IP address and the address of the webpage you’re viewing, is sent to each of the third parties. If a site is listed as a “do not call” site on a Tracking Protection List, Internet Explorer 9 will block third-party content from that site, unless you visit the site directly by clicking on a link or typing its web address. By limiting “calls” to third-party websites, Internet Explorer 9 limits the information these third-party sites can collect about you.
Another explanation from the IE gallery:
Google is currently circumventing the privacy preferences of Internet Explorer users. By default, IE blocks third-party cookies unless the site presents a P3P Compact Policy Statement indicating how the site will use the cookie and that the site’s use does not include tracking the user. Google’s P3P policy causes Internet Explorer to accept Google’s cookies even though the policy does not state Google’s intent.
Explanation of the facebook links from the tracking protectin lists page:
Blocks many types of social network tracking on websites. On some websites, "Like" buttons and other social gadgets will be blocked and will not display
How to stop the problem:
1: Click "tools" in your IE 9 browser
2: Click "tracking protection" from the menu
3: Half way down the page click on "Get a tracking protection list online"
4: Click the add button for "Stop Google Tracking" from the list
5 Click the add button for "http://privacyplz.zzl.org/
" from the list
6: Close the manage Add ons window
7: Click "tools" then "delete browsing history"
8: Close IE 9 browser and then reopen
I use AVS forum as my home page and does the site load incredibly fast now. The google ads and facebook links problem is gone. Also navigating the site is much faster. The "connect to facebook link" does not work anymore but I really don't care as I am not a member of facebook. Also I don't have the slow to respond and disappearing cursor when I am typing a post. The 12 featured sponser ads are blank and the 3 flash ads are gone from all pages.
I also tried the two other Huddler sites and the problem is gone there also. I didn't have any problems on any other non Huddler sites either. I have been testing this all day and so far so good.
Also I did not try any other of the add ons from the tracking lists.