3rd-party Cookies

CS142: Web Applications writing assignment.

Should browsers disable or enable 3rd-party cookies by default?

While third-party cookies enable new web functionalities, it can also expose users’ browsing history without users’ awareness. A person’s web history inevitably reveals personal information, which could be maliciously exploited for economical and/or psychological harm. Furthermore, users’ obliviousness impedes the use of market force to regulate these third parties. To address this ecosystem deficiency, browsers should disable third-party cookies by default – requiring users to explicitly “opt-in”.

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