Last week, I tried a little experiment. I set Firefox to delete all cookies on close. I expected to hate the hassle of logging in to sites every day. It turns out that I don’t really have that many sites that I actually need to log into daily. Mail, Facebook, and Google Plus are about it. The browser stores passwords independently of cookies, so it’s not like I have to manually type stuff in now. On most sites once I enter the login ID the password auto populates. Keepass also can track login IDs and passwords securely for you. If you use Keepass on Linux, it can also enter the ID and password and log you in with one command. That’s right, something that does more on Linux than it does on Windows.
So now I’ve made significantly more difficult for web sites to track me as I appear as a new user if I don’t log in. The price for the enhanced privacy is the minor inconvenience of logging into a few sites every day. It’s an inconvenience I can live with.