Mobile app developers using a technology called “cookie tracking” (sometimes called “Safari flip-flop” or “HTML5 first party cookies”) are starting to have their apps rejected by Apple’s App Review team, we’ve heard from a few different industry sources. With this method in place, Safari is opened upon first launch in order to read a cookie that may exist there from a user’s past interactions… → Read More
Early last year we pointed out that implementing the proposed EU cookie law would profoundly affect European technology companies and anyone running a business online out of Europe. Let’s review why.
First of all, it could mean that a staggering 90% of a site’s visitors would run a mile rather than saying yes to accepting a simple Google Analytics cookie. This is what happened when the UK’s… → Read More
The days of cookies surreptitiously tracking your every movement online could be coming to an end. A European law goes into effect this May that would require Web sites to get “explicit consent” from its users before putting a cookie, or cookies, on their system. A reasonably big deal, yes. → Read More
Back in the old days, before the Internet, the only way you could relive the fun of Star Wars was through baked goods. To wit: the Star Wars Darth Vaders Activity Book featured this amazing project that involved making a big cookie and then making it look like the Death Star. If I recall, this was kind of a sugar cookie thing with lots of butter and wasn’t very tasty but by God my grandma made it… → Read More
There probably aren’t too many Star Wars fans out there who aren’t also fans of cookies. I, myself, love both. So to house one’s cookies inside the hollowed-out ceramic head of an imperial Storm Tropper seems like a logical extension of both interests. → Read More
Gadgets be damned for fifteen minutes, this is real news! Mother’s Cookies – makers of those delicious, delicious frosted Circus Animal Cookies – is going out of business, citing “rising prices for raw materials and fuel,” according to the San Francisco Examiner. This poor economy bullshit is starting to hit me where it hurts; the stomach. Mother’s Cookies started in Oakland in 1914 as… → Read More
Japanese health and beauty care company Greenhouse [JP] offers a special kind of cookies that are supposedly able to support men who are on a diet. The so-called Otoko no kanpan – Sentou Ryoushoku [JP] (Men’s Crackers – Battle Provisions) come in boxes holding 500 grams of the cookies in 20 bags. Wheat flour, sugar, black sesame, seaweed powder and pumpkin paste are the main… → Read More