Cookies and Web browser design: toward realizing informed consent online

  title={Cookies and Web browser design: toward realizing informed consent online},
  author={Lynette I. Millett and Batya Friedman and Edward W. Felten},
  journal={Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
We first provide criteria for assessing informed consent online. Then we examine how cookie technology and Web browser designs have responded to concerns about informed consent. Specifically, we document relevant design changes in Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer over a 5-year period, starting in 1995. Our retrospective analyses leads us to conclude that while cookie technology has improved over time regarding informed consent, some startling problems remain. We specify six of these… Expand

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