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This page provides an overview of 5 articles related to 'cookie', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is used for an origin website to send state information to a user's browser and for the browser to return the state information to the origin site. The state information can be used for authentication, identification of a user session, user's preferences, shopping cart contents, or anything else that can be accomplished through storing text data on the user's computer. Cookies are not software. They cannot be programmed, cannot carry viruses, and cannot install malware on the host computer. However, they can be used by spyware to track user's browsing activities – a major privacy concern that prompted European and US law makers to take action. Cookies can also be stolen by hackers to gain access to a victim's web account. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: HTTP cookies)

Key statistics

Metadata related to 'cookie' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'cookie': 33 (1.9% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'cookie' across all Ariadne articles: 87
  • Average number of references to 'cookie' per Ariadne article: 2.64
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'cookie': 1996-11
  • Trending factor of 'cookie': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'cookie':

  1. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. andy powell (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. monica duke (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. brett burridge (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. dave beckett (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Bring Your Own Policy: Why Accessibility Standards Need to Be Contextually Sensitive

Brian Kelly, Jonathan Hassell, David Sloan, Dominik Lukeš, E A Draffan and Sarah Lewthwaite argue that rather than having a universal standard for Web accessibility, standardisation of Web accessibility practices and policies needs to be sufficiently flexible to cater for the local context.

July 2013, issue71, feature article

Web Watch: A Survey of Web Server Software Used by UK University Web Sites

Brian Kelly with an update of his survey of server software used by central Web sites in UK Universities.

January 2003, issue34, tooled up

Web Focus: Let's Get Serious about HTML Standards

Brian Kelly encourages authors to treat compliance with HTML standards seriously.

October 2002, issue33, tooled up

Web Focus: Report on the WWW 8 Conference

Brian Kelly discusses WWW8 in Toronto, which took place in May 1999.

June 1999, issue20, tooled up

Web Focus Corner: Running an Institutional Web Service

Brian Kelly reports on a workshop on running an institutional web service.

September 1997, issue11, regular column

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