Looking to take advantage of modern Web capabilities like personalization and improved Web analytics, the federal government has drafted changes to its outdated restrictions on HTTP cookies, and wants the public's input.
The Office of Management and Budget is considering three separate tiers of cookie usage that will likely have different restrictions for each, based on privacy risks. The first tier of sites would use single-session technologies, the second multi-session technologies for use in analytics only, and the third for multi-session cookies that are used to remember data or settings "beyond what is needed for Web analytics."
Now, the OMB is more formally asking for input over the next two weeks via e-mail, comments posted on a blog detailing the proposed changes, or comments in response to a Federal Register notice on the subject.
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