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New Cookie Technologies: Harder to See and Remove, Widely Used to Track You | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Electronic Frontier Foundation But it turns out that the cookie situation is quite a bit trickier today, and sites that want to track users have new technical options that are hard for users to respond to. The traditional "cookie" is an HTTP cookie, invented by Lou Montulli and John Giannandrea at Netscape in 1994. But today many browsers implement a range of things with the same kind of cookie-like tracking behavior -- mechanisms that are far less familiar, harder to notice, and often harder to control.

url: http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2009/09/new-cookie-technologies-harder-see-and-remove-wide

type: article, format: blog