Unticking "Accept third-party cookies" in firefox preferences stopped the blizzard of Russian cookies for me, but I've just experienced something more worrying. I left my computer (running Ubuntu 8.10) with firefox on this thread
Can anyone explain what's going on? This feels sinister.
(Note to self: remember not to visit this site while using Windows.
I've just added '*.ru' as a filter in Adblock Plus and now not only do I get no "Waiting for... various Russian URLs
" in the Firefox status bar, but the pages on this website now load faster.