Blocking bookmaker's cookies

It really isn’t enough just to change your IP address in any attempt to fool bookies. You need to remove and block their cookie, iesnare too. Here is a guide I created using GPT-4. You may find it useful.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to remove and block the Iesnare cookie:

1. Removal of Iesnare Cookie:

For web browsers:

  1. Google Chrome: a. Click on the three vertical dots in the top-right corner. b. Navigate to Settings > Privacy and Security > Clear browsing data. c. Choose Cookies and other site data and then click Clear data.
  2. Mozilla Firefox: a. Click on the three horizontal bars in the top-right corner. b. Navigate to Options > Privacy & Security. c. Under Cookies and Site Data, click on Clear Data and select Cookies and Site Data before clearing.
  3. Safari: a. Click on Safari in the top-left corner. b. Navigate to Preferences > Privacy. c. Click Manage Website Data and search for ‘iesnare’ or ‘iovation’. Remove any entries you find.
  4. Microsoft Edge: a. Click on the three horizontal dots in the top-right corner. b. Navigate to Settings > Privacy, search, and services. c. Under Clear browsing data, click on Choose what to clear and select Cookies and other site data before clearing.

2. Blocking Iesnare:

One of the best ways to prevent the Iesnare cookie (or any unwanted cookie) from being set on your computer again is to use browser extensions.

  1. Install a browser extension like uBlock Origin or Privacy Badger. These extensions will block many trackers, including Iesnare.
  2. For uBlock Origin: a. Once installed, click on the uBlock Origin icon in your browser. b. Click on the settings (gear) icon. c. Navigate to My filters tab. d. Add the following lines: ** *mpsnare.* *iovation.* e. Click Apply changes.
  3. For Privacy Badger: a. Once installed, it will automatically block tracking cookies. You can click on its icon in your browser to see which trackers are being blocked on each site and adjust settings if necessary.

3. Hosts File Modification (Advanced):

By modifying the hosts file on your computer, you can block requests to Iesnare completely.

  1. Open a text editor (like Notepad on Windows) as an administrator.
  2. Open the hosts file:
  • On Windows: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
  • On Mac/Linux: /etc/hosts
  1. Add the following lines to the bottom of the file:

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  1. Save and close the file.

Good stuff. Thank you.