From: Justin Mason (jm at domain jmason.org)
Date: Tue 09 May 2000 - 15:02:12 IST
adam beecher said:
> I'd be curious about that one too - I could never understand the general
> misinformation about cookies propogated on the Internet. Cookie Central
> <http://www.cookiecentral.com> for example - apparently an "authority"
> on cookies - paints them in a very bad light, and seems to try to push
> users to block them as fast as possible. They're very sparse on detail
> of the advantag es of cookies, which are numerous. They can save a hell
> of a lot of bother and f uss for both the user and the developer for a
The problem with cookies is that they can be exploited for cross-site
tracking a la doubleclick etc., which is a privacy issue.
However NS 4.72 supports "only accept cookies sent back to the page being
viewed", which I like and would like to see more of.
That way everyone's happy AFAICS -- web people get usable cookies, users
don't get a dlg every time a HTTP request happens or lots of login boxes,
and the privacy nasty people have a much harder time nailing down our
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