Links on Cookies
Below are links on various aspects of Cookies which are
an HTTP State Management Mechanism. For the latest developments with
Cookies, see the Cookies category under Privacy at my
This purpose of this page is to assist others
(and myself) to find information on cookies. I am currently working
on a history of cookies, so any updated or additional information would
Background Info on Cookies
http://webopedia.internet.com/TERM/c/cookie.html - Basic Definition
http://www.cookiecentral.com - Overview of Cookies
http://www.cookiecentral.com/faq/ - Whalen, David. The Unofficial Cookie FAQ. 2.53.
http://www.simonstl.com/cookies/index.html - An excellent book on cookies by Simon St. Laurent, Cookies. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1998.
http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/II/Cookies.html - Basic History
http://portal.research.bell-labs.com/~dmk/cookie.html - Ongoing development of the Technical specifications for cookie
http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2109.txt - The Proposed Standard for Cookies, RFC 2109 HTTP State Management Mechanism
http://www.rent-a-cart.com/tech/ref1.html - "Cookies" (client-side persistent information and their use). Netscape Technical Note 20019
http://home.netscape.com/newsref/std/cookie_spec.html - Netscape cookie specification
- INFORMATION BULLETIN on Internet Cookies by CIAC (security issues)
http://adage.com/interactive/articles/19970331/article1.html - Bruner, Rick E. "’Cookie’ proposal could hinder online advertising." Advertising Age, March 31 1997b.
http://adage.com/interactive/articles/19970512/article5.html - Bruner, Rick E. "Advertisers win one in debate over ‘cookies’." Advertising Age, May 12 1997a.
http://builder.com/Programming/Cookies/ss01.html - Basic info on cookies and how to use them
http://herring.com/hits/04/counsel.html - BAKED IN THE MIDDLE Consumer comfort vs. smart marketing
http://www.clendons.co.nz/library/articles/cookies.htm - Cookies violate assumption that Web surfing is anonymous, (Computerworld, 6 October 1997), by Craig Horrocks and Averill Parkinson
http://news.cnet.com/news/0,10000,0-1003-200-317924,00.html - Macavinta, Courtney. "Surfer Tracking Limits Applauded." CNET News.com, April 7 1997.
http://www.wings.buffalo.edu/Complaw/CompLawPapers/etzel.html - College Paper titled Privacy - A Necessary Part of the "Cookie" Recipe by Thomas Etzel
http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/6.05/one_to_one_pr.html - The Promise of One to One (A Love Story) By Chip Bayers The honeymoon’s over. A new look at the Web’s true power to serve and sell you.
Webreview - Fogle, Mark E. Christmas Cookies Anyone. Webreview, Dec 20 1996.
http://www2.pcworld.com/pcwtoday/article/0,1510,6301,00.html - McWilliams, Brian. "Cookies: There Are Good Uses, Too." PC World, March 30 1998
http://ajr.newslink.org/ajrlynch.html - Lynch, Dianne. "Without a Rulebook: Cyberspace Presents Journalists with an Entirely New Set of Ethical Dilemmas." American Journalism Review January/February (1998).
http://www.artic.org/~dgaudet/cookies - Gaudet, Dean. Cookies, Dialogues, and Tracking. Jan 18 1997
http://www.wired.com/news/print_version/story/2196.html?wnpg=all - Glave, James. "Next Netscape Will Chew Cookies on Command." Wired, Feb 22 1997.
Staten, James. "Navigator Tricks Raise Concerns." MacWeek, March 18 1996, 18.
http://www.epic.org/privacy/internet/cookies/ - Info on cookies
http://www.epic.org/privacy/internet/cookies/ietf_letter.html - Center for Media Education, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, Consumer Federation of American Consumer Project on Technology, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Electronic Privacy Information Center, National Association of Elementary School Principals, NetAction, Privacy International, United States Privacy Council, and and more than 100 Internet Users. Net Users Urge Standards Group to Protect Privacy. April 7 1997
http://www.junkbusters.com/cgi-bin/privacy - JUNKBUSTERS Alert on Web Privacy
http://www.junkbusters.com/ht/en/links.html#web - Junkbusters links to information on cookies
http://www.junkbusters.com/ht/en/cookies.html - How Web Servers’ Cookies Threaten Your Privacy
- Hartley, Peter F. Comments of Netscape Concerning Consumer On-line Privacy
- P954807. Netscape, 1997.
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