Talk:HTTP cookie

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HTTP cookie is a former featured article. Please see the links under Article milestones below for its original nomination page (for older articles, check the nomination archive) and why it was removed.
This article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page as Today's featured article on May 8, 2006.
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DateProcessResult
January 16, 2006Peer reviewReviewed
January 28, 2006Featured article candidatePromoted
April 7, 2009Featured article reviewDemoted
June 6, 2011Good article nomineeNot listed
Current status: Former featured article

Semi-protected edit request on 26 October 2020Edit

I want to edit. 96.232.83.69 (talk) 12:26, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

You can request specific changes here on this talk page on the form "Please change X to Y", citing reliable sources. – Thjarkur (talk) 12:36, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 31 January 2021Edit

2601:586:500:8800:9C45:87FE:372A:9811 (talk) 02:51, 31 January 2021 (UTC)
  Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. Pupsterlove02 talkcontribs 03:59, 31 January 2021 (UTC)

"Alternatives to cookies" should be split out into a separate articleEdit

The section "Alternatives to cookies" list various identifiers and cache records stored by the client (and metadata like IP). These things can be used for tracking (one application of cookies), but they don't actually substitute cookies in general. Also, this list is missing a few entries, like:

- favicon cache:
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/02/new-browser-tracking-hack-works-even-when-you-flush-caches-or-go-incognito/
- HSTS tracking, see
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/02/02/anatomy-of-a-browser-dilemma-how-hsts-supercookies-make-you-choose-between-privacy-or-security/
https://webkit.org/blog/8146/protecting-against-hsts-abuse/
- redirect tracking, see
https://digiday.com/marketing/wtf-what-is-redirect-tracking/

Also see: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Firefox/Privacy/Redirect_tracking_protection#what_data_is_cleared

Semi-protected edit request on 24 March 2021Edit

Change "For obvious security reasons" to "For security reasons" in the Domain and path subsection, as the "obvious" is unhelpfully exclusionary Wlycdgr (talk) 16:09, 24 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done EN-Jungwon 16:18, 24 March 2021 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 24 March 2021 (2)Edit

Update third party cookie discussion to reflect recent developments: Firefox now blocks third party cookies by default[1], and the Chrome team has announced plans to do so by 2022[2] Wlycdgr (talk) 16:26, 24 March 2021 (UTC)

  •   Already done - these claims already appear in the article. Thank you!  A S U K I T E  19:54, 24 March 2021 (UTC)
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