Microsoft is looking to replace the aging third-party cookie

By David Tom
Oct 10, 2013
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  1. Most internet users don’t exactly like third-party cookies. After all, cookies track our online activity and allow advertisers to bombard us with targeted ads. As a result, browsers such as Firefox and Internet Explorer have started to adapt to these...

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  2. avoidz

    avoidz TechSpot Maniac Posts: 453   +53

    I'm sure that "respect" for consumers is at the bottom of that priority list. At the top, ALL THE MONEY!
    customcarvin and psycros like this.
  3. psycros

    psycros TechSpot Booster Posts: 669   +202

    As if we won't see addons to block this new junk within days of it being in the wild (if not before).
  4. "Privacy first, money last"...
    Yes, that's what I heard at the last shareholder meeting.
  5. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,688   +870

    And this is where extensions like AdBlock and Disconnect shine.
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,751   +1,421

    No they don't, they simply want to.
    JC713 likes this.
  7. TheBigFatClown

    TheBigFatClown TechSpot Booster Posts: 398   +136

    Why can't they use cookies on mobile phones? it's a text file with a few bytes of information in it. I never knew this before reading it in this article. I see no technological reasons why they cant use cookies on cellphones. Anybody?
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,751   +1,421

    I was wondering the same thing, but was reluctant to question why.


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