Well, I use firefox and zonealarm which can really keep a fellow hopping when trying to set cookie and privacy preferences, but I generally set everything "loose" enough to avoid the mobile code "missing button" syndrome, just because Firefox has an option that erases ALL cookies every time you close it. (You don't even have to reboot to do it!)
But you're using MS VISTA and posting on an alternative health forum? Isn't that kind of like taking arsenic with your cottage cheese and flax seed diet? (lol.......just kidding of course)
I tried VISTA at work and we had no luck at getting it to work on a network. Heck, we couldn't even use Photoshop with it! Adobe Production Suite was 100% useless on Vista ultimate edition, so we went back to XP.
I think I'm going to go on an Miracle-Mineral-Supplement , Gluten/Casein free, and Linux Ubuntu binge. (somehow that just doesn't sound as exciting as binges of yore)