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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 Directory.  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 be appreciated.



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



Technical

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

http://ciac.llnl.gov/ciac/bulletins/i-034.shtml - INFORMATION BULLETIN on Internet Cookies by CIAC (security issues)


Articles on Cookies

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.

http://www.zdnet.com/intweek/daily/960723b.html - Vonder Haar, Steven. "Search Engines, Cookies to Track Personal Tastes." Inter@ctive Week, July 23 1996.

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.



Cookie Utilities

http://filedudes.lvdi.net/win95/cookies/



Consumer Groups

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

http://consumer-info.org/FTCpriv97/FTCprivacyw.asp

http://www.ftc.org/bcp/privacy/wkshp97/comments2/netsc067.htm - Hartley, Peter F. Comments of Netscape Concerning Consumer On-line Privacy - P954807. Netscape, 1997.

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