Mozilla moves blocking third-party cookies – instead comes list system “cookie Clearinghouse”




Mozilla moves blocking third-party cookies – instead comes list system “cookie Clearinghouse”

When we here a few months ago which reported that Mozilla plans third-party cookies in Firefox 22 in the standard was not to allow the excitement of the big advertising industry. This uses cookies, among other things, to deliver targeted advertising. But the user gets them usually nothing to do with, yet extremely many cookies are set of pages that you have never visited.

However, the technique currently used is too error-prone, so you look at Mozilla decided a new system with other partners at Stanford University to develop, as the technical manager Brendan Eich describes . In collaboration with Opera, the system has cookie Clearinghouse designed, which should solve the problems better.

Cooking Clearinghouse

In essence, you want to establish lists that tell the browser which cookies should be allowed to continue from other websites. For example, one might cookies from a CDN allow a web even when the user visits this page itself is not active.

The initiative is currently on four criteria by which you want to create this list:

A user visits a website, the cookies are allowed by this
Cookies from sites that you have never visited to be blocked
Digital Advertising Alliance Opt Out Cookies may be set
If the user explicitly approves a cookie is also set
In future also accepts cookies, accept the Do Not Track

The advertising industry is likely to continue through lobbying Mozilla still try to move to rethink. Cited criticisms are most threatened business models and lower sales for website operators. If you want a corresponding whitelist, this can apply with a form, which is somewhat reminiscent of the method of Adblock Plus, which will be acceptable by advertising.

It is being exaggerated in part, the Wall Street Journal once treated well animated and you should look at you on occasion once. A certain restriction on the essential is appropriate for the user’s privacy with security, the compromise proposal from Mozilla and Opera is at least an offer.


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