When Will the Cookie Crumble?
Internet cookies on White House websites have been controversial in the past, since they violate previous precedents, but you wouldn't know it from an innocuously titled blog posting called "Cookies Anyone? The http kind, that is."
Nine years ago -- a lifetime in Internet time -- the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a policy commonly referred to as "the cookies policy. " This policy prohibited federal agencies from using certain web-tracking technologies, primarily persistent cookies, unless the agency head provided a waiver. This may sound like arcane, boring policy – but it is really important in the online world.