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""The Cookie Clearinghouse will create, maintain and publish objective information," Aleecia McDonald, director of privacy at CIS, said in a statement. "Web browser companies will be able to choose to adopt the lists we publish to provide new privacy options to their users."" Read more about Mozilla Moves Ahead With Do Not Track Browser
"Mozilla and Stanford will support opt-out cookies set by the Digital Advertising Alliance, which operates the ad industry’s Ad Choices privacy program, and let users choose to enable tracking by particular sites if they want. “We will support that user choice,” said Ms. McDonald." Read more about Mozilla and Stanford Pitch New Cookie Blocking Approach
"The clearest losers in Mozilla’s plan will be companies that track users without their knowledge. They will be permitted to request permission to place a cookie in Firefox, but users might have little incentive to allow a company they are not familiar with to have access their browsing data. “For them, it is going to be difficult,” said Aleecia McDonald, director of privacy for the Center for Internet and Society. “Bringing them out into the light is not a bad thing.”" Read more about Firefox Web browser to move ahead plan to block tracking
"The Cookie Clearinghouse, created by Stanford's Center for Internet and Society, aims to centralize the cookie-management process by keeping a list of which cookie creators are and aren't to be trusted." Read more about Who tracks the trackers? Firefox to monitor ad cookies