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Xanitra writes: W T F ? Wed Jul 31 2013 3:07PM Report
Reizla writes: My thought as well... I immediately uninstalled it... Wed Jul 31 2013 4:18PM Report
Maidin writes:

So the fact that the in-game browser was used and a website left a cookie for you makes you uninstall?

Wed Jul 31 2013 5:51PM Report
Reizla writes: What do you not understand about CLEAN INSTALL? The can was done before I played EQ even once! Thu Aug 01 2013 12:59AM Report
teddy_bare writes:

LOL, OMG Steam is tracking me! It's evil, I hate it, and it's an awful development for PC gaming....how dare you check to make sure I bought my games before I play them, you evil money grubbing bastards!

Really though, as has been pointed out, using the browser in the Steam overlay can leave cookies, and yes even *GASP* tracking cookies in your Steam folders. So uninstalling Steam b/c of this, is just a tad over reactionary. 

Tue Jul 08 2014 3:05PM Report
Reizla writes: Boy o Boy... Teddy is being a real kid here... It's not Steam that's dropping tracking cookies, but $O€ adding them to their install files. And knowing their view on privacy I'm not surprised... Tue Jul 08 2014 4:32PM Report
teddy_bare writes:

@Reizla: I jumped the gun, I thought people were bitching about Steam and what files it installs with it's games. Even still though, whether from Valve or SoE, both come with built-in browsers, hence the cookies even with a clean install. Why wouldn't they take the opportunity to check out browsing habits while people are playing their game, it could be a great development tool. It could help pinpoint gameplay issues (seeing people searching for help with a certain quest could indicate it was poorly written, or it's directional ques were not clear enough), or even help see what players are into....if this happened with a game that doesn't have a built-in browser, than this would be something to be up-in-arms about. But it does, so there isn't.

Sun Sep 21 2014 9:39AM Report

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