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Discussion in 'Forum Information' started by dann09, 5 Feb 2013.

  1. dann09

    dann09

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    While browsing a post in the building forum i clicked on "tlc-direct.co.uk" (the electrical factors). I was taken to the tlc-direct site.

    When i clicked on the tlc-direct search facility my diynot.com user name "dann09" appeared in the tlc-direct search box.

    This is disturbing for two reasons:

    1. I was not logged on to diynot.com while i was browsing, hence, i assumed that i was anonymous, and

    2. How did my username get from diynot.com to tlc-direct.co.uk?

    Did my user name somehow leak from the diynot.com site, or is it a practice of diynot.com to supply details of even anonymous users to other third parties?
     
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  3. DIYnot

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    Firstly to re-assure you we do not supply user details to any 3rd party.

    I would imagine that it is a 'feature' of your browser auto-completing or suggesting something based on what you have searched before. Both tlc and ourselves use the generic term 'search' for the text entry box on our respective forms. I believe it to be your browser trying to be clever/helpful (and clearly failing).
     
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