Why do cookies from websites I have never visited appear in Safari’s manage website data list?
I have been getting this annoying your-mac-security-analysis redirect while searching on kijiji
The fix I found to this was to go Safari>Preferences>Privacy>Manage Website Data>Remove All and then reset Safari. But a few days later it starts happening again whenever I would click a link on a news aggregate website. I also accidentally fell for one of the fake error prompts and clicked on it and ended up downloading something, I threw it in the trash and emptied it right away.
Weird so I try the fix again, it works, but I notice that even after removing all cookies within a matter of minutes I will have accrued roughly another 30 to 40 cookies from websites I have never visited. facebook, gamespot, jezebel, addoubleclick, admoad, etc etc…
So browsing with cookies completely disabled makes it impossible to use certain sites so that is not an option. So far I have run Malwarebytes and found nothing, I have installed uBlock and have started looking at using some different search engines other than google, but this doesn’t stop these cookies from auto appearing.
Where do these come from? Is there a better way to control this? I prefer Safari but may have to switch to Firefox to be able to control what sites leave data laying around.