According to "The Endangered Cookie", proposed new legislation could make the common (and generally very useful) cookie extinct:
In trying to kill spyware, the authors drafted a bill with language that questions the legality of using any code to capture and store user information, including most first- and third-party cookies employed in online advertising.
Basically, the bill makes little distinction between bad cookies (such as spyware-type programs) and good cookies (such as ad-server code and legitimate adware).
Definitaly worth keeping an eye on.
Posted on: August 31, 2004 | 2 Comments