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Evercookies use a technology called Persistent Identification Element (PIE), developed by online tracking firm United Virtualities, to recreate or copy cookies to other locations on a user's machine.
com, the leader in consumer online anonymity solutions, announced today that it has developed Anonymizer Nevercookie, a free Firefox plugin that protects against the Evercookie API.
Because an Evercookie stores data in locations outside of where standard cookies are stored, an Evercookie can rebuild itself unless users go through a number of steps to completely clear and reset their local storage.
When Anonymizer Nevercookie is engaged along with Firefox's private browsing mode, it quarantines an Evercookie and removes it after the browsing session.
Elie Burzstein, a noted Web security researcher at the Stanford University Research Lab, stated: "My testing and review found that when using Anonymizer Nevercookie along with Firefox's private browsing mode, users are protected from all of the currently known tracking systems that use browser features to follow users across multiple sessions, such as Evercookie.