Cookies And Privacy Concerns

Cookies have raised privacy concerns. The use of cookies and the tracking of a users’ Internet moves was a key issue in the DoubleClick litigation. The use of cookies and the legal implications regarding privacy issues and whether or not the cookies have lead viruses or other spyware to become present on one’s personal computer have become issues in the increasing use of computers for online shopping and electronic commerce.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Has there been any litigation in which the use of cookies and privacy concerns were raised?
What can a user do to get rid of stored cookies?
Can a user disable cookies in their browser so no information will be stored?
Do cookies pose a threat of harm to the personal computer used?
Do cookies pose a threat to privacy?

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