I found NO posts on Neowin about evercookies.
I've read dozens of articles about evercookies. Not one described how to identify one - what do they look like? I visited Bruce Schneier's site - articles about evercookies. He says one (non tracking) is placed on visitors' computers (unless they have browser configured / addons / java script disabled), that prevent evercookies.
Unless he's joking, I can't find anything, but not sure exactly what to look for. From what I've read, they can take many forms & be "stored in several locations."
Schneier's article mentions "locations" they can be stored: https://www.schneier...vercookies.html
Standard HTTP Cookies
Local Shared Objects (Flash Cookies)
Storing cookies in RGB values of auto-generated, force-cached PNGs using HTML5 Canvas tag to read pixels (cookies) back out
Storing cookies in Web History (seriously. see FAQ)
HTML5 Session Storage
HTML5 Local Storage
HTML5 Global Storage
HTML5 Database Storage via SQLite
For recent FF versions, I was under impression HTML5 data (DOM storage) was stored in webappstore.sqlite in the profile. If the (4) HTML5 storages are in diff locations than webappstore, where are they?
I have ALL cookies disabled globally, but do have JS enabled. Disabling cookies isn't
supposed to prevent evercookies. Have no addons claiming to block evercookies. How do I identify an evercookie - for testing purposes?
BTW, I use a non-default profile location on a separate partition.
Cleaning evercookies (if I ever identify them):
I've read every solution imaginable - like anecdotal cures for a cold. BleachBit
says will clean them, BUT DOES NOT detect FF profiles in non-default locations.
CCleaner detects profiles in non-default locations, but AFAIK, doesn't clean evercookies.
Some suggest using No Script, turn off java script & just allowing / whitelisting sites as needed. I've used it & is included in Tor Browser, but it's not a simple addon, even for me. Creates probs occasionally.
So, any advice how I can find / identify evercookies & how to clean them, if using non-default profile location? Thanks.