Zombie Cookies can't be deleted from your computer

This is a warning/action notice from the Consumers' Union about "Zombie cookies", which can't be deleted from your computer.

Do not track me!

do not track meYou should have the right to decide if your private information – your shoe size, your book choices, your health concerns, your research on retirement options – is collected, analyzed and profiled by online tracking companies and tools.

An internet privacy “bill of rights” would give you control over your information online and provide you with a simple way to say ‘no thanks’ to being monitored while you surf the web.

In recent weeks, Microsoft and Mozilla have rolled out mechanisms that allow you to choose whether tracking companies can monitor your online behavior.

But tracking companies and advertisers will need to agree to accept consumer choices, and we all need confidence that our choices will be honored. Last year's discovery of "zombie cookies" that get reinstalled on a consumer's machine after he or she has purposely deleted them, shows that we need standards for privacy and we need enforcement.

Take a moment right now to support strong online privacy legislation that lets you gain control over your private information. Fill in the form below, and our system will immediately direct your letter to your own Senators and Representative based on your address. 

(Go to https://secure.consumersunion.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=2443 for taking action.)

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