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Required cookie tracking without a simple right to refuse


Scientific American (along with a host of other sites)


Jun 2, 2021




When a subscriber to the magazine logs in, the opening page is overlaid with a “COOKIES” notice which requires approval before content is displayed. In this notice, if one reads far enough, it is disclosed that your browsing and other information is conveyed (sold) to others who may be interested in marketing to the viewer. There is no simple right of refusal to this. One can only abandon the session.

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