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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: Grr... Cookie paranoia sucks!
Date Mon, 08 Jun 1998 19:54:53 GMT
Rasmus Lerdorf wrote:
> Sorry for the vent, but I am getting very frustrated having to use all
> sorts of hacks to get around the fact that some people have cookies turned
> off.
> Anybody have some decent in's at Netscape and Microsoft?  It would be very
> nice if the browsers would differentiate between long-life cookies (those
> that get stored on the users' disks) and session cookies.  I think the
> majority of people who are afraid of cookies invading their privacy have a
> problem with the long-life cookies and not with the session cookies and as
> such it would make life easier on everybody if turning off cookies meant
> only that the browser would not write any cookie data to disk but would
> still accept session cookies.

FYI there's some activity in the HTTP WG on the subject of cookies and
privacy. Dunno where its at, but may be worth a look?



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