Cookie warnings: Useless and bad for security?


Cookies are the official and standard and preferred way of keeping state in the (otherwise) stateless HTTP protocol. They are sometimes used for keeping track of a user beyond a single website visit, for hours, days, or years. This kind of tracking can become privacy invasive and this has earned cookies a dubious reputation. Most browsers offer the user cookie-control features out-of-the-box (ask never, ask always, delete upon exit, rules, etc).

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