You ARE being tracked after all. http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2012/02...-come-out-of-nowhere/?mod=WSJBlog&mod=blogmod "...So what is this mysterious cookie, and what in the heck is it doing on the computer of someone who isnt even browsing the Web? Well, the cookie is being used as part of a service Google provides to protect people from malware and other computer attacks. Safari, Firefox and Chrome all use this service. But its also the same cookie Google uses for several of its other services such as some searches and views of the +1 social networking button raising questions about whether data from this cookie could be used to track users...." You can come down off of your high horses now.