With the hands in the Cookie jar - part deux. The 3rd Party Cookie Progression


Since my last post, I have been further working my way around the abyss of the third party cookies. I have been checking a certain site which will remain anonymous, because I perceive the phrase “my clients are all GDPR compliant” as a challenge (most of us will always be 15!).

And here’s what happened…

Of course there will be cookies on a site. They will be actually used for my convenience and most of them will only last the session.

Some of them will remember my passwords on my banking site, my amazon account, my credit cards (not too clever if I lose my laptop).

I kinda understand the Google Analytics cookies. They claim to be anonymous and maybe they are, that’s between God and Google…

But as for the 3rdParty (Advertisers) cookies!

Right, no chance to summarily opt-out (let alone opt-in, which is supposed to be my right), I now have to check one by one all the 18 individual 3rdparty cookies. Here’s one:

This one lasts for 2 to 5 years, this can’t be good, let’s opt out, press the hyperlink. And this is what I am faced with:

Errr, I can’t read that! WHAT DO I DO? WHAT HAS THIS SITE INSTALLED IN MY COMPUTER? ARE MY BANK ACCOUNTS’ PASSWORDS SAFE? IS SOMEONE USING MY AMAZON ACCOUNT? Curtain.


Do I dare to press the hyperlink to this one? I’d sooner be tracked around until 2038, than touch the hyperlink…

And I bet you, dollars to donuts, when I talk to him about his site (and I will, ‘cause he is friend) he won’t even know about the existence of these cookies…

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