I have done the following due to the amount of Spy cookies being installed that ad-aware has detected. Even this website has: bfast, Doubleclick, Valueclick and Adtech all of which are spywares.
I have done the following: In Internet Explorer 6.x, go to Tools > Internet Options. Click the privacy tab and press the "Advanced" button. Check "Override automatic cookie handling" and "Block" under Third-party cookies. Your setting for First-party cookies is up to you, but we suggest selecting "Prompt" as well as "Always allow session cookies". Be warned, the prompts will quickly drive you nuts like they have to me but it does stop them.
Does anyone know if Doubleclick, bfast, adtech, adserverdby, advertising, gator, gatorad and hitbox are all safe or unsafe and whatt they all do? If I set Ad-aware to ignore these what do they monitor?