Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The New Cookies

I'm not sure what happened or what the motivation was but recently I started to notice a trend that just about every website I encountered asked me to accept some terms and conditions associated with cookies and related artifacts... In most cases the documentation would say something about the customer experience and how the user would benefit from allowing cookies. It seems to me that there might be some smoke and mirrors here because these cookies are associated with cross site usage as experienced when you go to amazon, perform a search, and then go to facebook and see the same ads. Clearly the only way either property would know you had been would have been if they shared data but in this case they simply waved a hand to the EU and continued business as usual.

How is this what they intended?

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