Following worked on Ubuntu 12.04 using chromium and firefox browsers.
I ran following command on terminal for both firefox and chromium browser
Both browsers promptly created new directories in the given location where tracking cookies and cache files were installed. Even flash cookies were created in new directory.
I can create the script to create a new directory every time.
I am wondering if this technique can sufficient to defeat all or most of the tracking activities. Will browsers and plugins be able to sense the actual home directory and store data in actual directory? Are there any other problems for changing the HOME directory for browser session.
Can this technique also work on mac machines also? I understand because of registry settings this will not work on Windows as registry can not easily changed.
If its this simple then all I have do is create a shell script which can be double clicked to create a new browser session. Am I missing something else?