Cookies and Web Bugs and Spyware, Oh My!

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A couple of years ago privacy advocates were bringing cookies, and the privacy issues related to them, to the attention of the general public.

Last summer the focus was on web bugs and this year the debate centers on spyware. The common thread of privacy connects these subjects. Cookies are text files that hold user information in order to personalize web pages. A cookie generally operates on six basic parameters, of which only one, ...

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