From: adam beecher (adam at domain iewebs.com)
Date: Tue 09 May 2000 - 15:12:48 IST
> > 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
> > start.
> 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.
Yes, that is one distinct advantage of Netscape, and should be implemented in
other browsers. Would you believe I've gotten popups on sites telling me that
because the advertiser on the site couldn't send a cookie, I wouldn't be able to
enjoy "the full experience"? I nearly split myself. :)
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