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Cookie Dough Oreos Will Be Your New Favorite Treat

Cookie Dough Oreos Will Be Your New Favorite Treat

By Rachel Kolman January 24, 2014

It was only a few months ago when researchers were trying to prove that Oreos weren’t addictive – but that was before we knew about cookie dough Oreos. The famous cookie brand announced two new flavors hitting the shelves on …

Advertisers Propose Do Not Track Standard Advertisers Propose Do Not Track Standard
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Earlier this year, the Do Not Track debate ran into a snag as the advertising groups and privacy proponents couldn’t even agree to disagree on a Do Not Track standard. This led to fears that the talks may just fall …

Twitter Debuts Cookie & Email-Based Ad Targeting Twitter Debuts Cookie & Email-Based Ad Targeting
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Twitter is beginning to “experiment” with what they call “tailored ads,” which should look familiar to you and me as email-based and cookie-based retargeting. Before we get into what Twitter’s actually doing here, let’s get two important things out of …

IAB Still Hates Mozilla's Cookie Policy IAB Still Hates Mozilla's Cookie Policy
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For a while there, it looked like the online advertising industry was going to catch a breather as Mozilla worked on a new cookie policy. Its vacation was cut short, however, as Mozilla recently announced its partnership with Stanford on …

Mozilla Might Have Just Solved Its Cookie Problem Mozilla Might Have Just Solved Its Cookie Problem
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Mozilla enraged advertisers earlier this year when it said it would block all third-party cookies in its popular Firefox browser. Those same advertisers breathed a collective sigh of relief when Mozilla put those plans on hold to fix a problem …

Watermelon Oreos to be Offered For a Limited Time Watermelon Oreos to be Offered For a Limited Time
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A new flavor of Oreo cookies is coming for summer, and it might not be what you expect. The cookie brand is now selling a limited edition run of Watermelon-flavored Oreos. The cookies have Golden Oreo cookies on the outside …

Mozilla Won't Block Cookies Just Yet Mozilla Won't Block Cookies Just Yet

Online advertisers have been nervous the past few weeks as Mozilla moved forward with its plans to block third-party cookies by default in its Firefox browser. Some advertiser groups have even claimed that Mozilla’s policy will “undermine American small businesses.” …

Mozilla's Cookie Policy Writer Slams Advertisers Mozilla's Cookie Policy Writer Slams Advertisers
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It was revealed in March that Mozilla would start to disable third-party cookies by default in its Firefox browser. The non-profit says it’s only doing it to protect consumer privacy, but advertisers have hit back hard saying the policy will …

Facebook Puts Cookie-Based FBX Ads in Your News Feed Facebook Puts Cookie-Based FBX Ads in Your News Feed

Facebook is bringing its relatively new Exchange ads to your desktop news feed in an alpha test that will expand the scope of the re-targeted ads that Facebook launched out of beta last September. Facebook Exchange, or FBX, lets advertisers …

Mozilla's Anti-Cookie Stance Under Attack Mozilla's Anti-Cookie Stance Under Attack
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Over the past few years, Mozilla has emerged as a company dedicated to the privacy of its users. It’s going to take that to the next level with Firefox 22 as the browser will start blocking cookies by default. The …

HTML 5 Tracking Spreading, Says Berkeley Census HTML 5 Tracking Spreading, Says Berkeley Census

The University of California at Berkeley Law School today released its quarterly census of web trackers, and the results point to a rise in sites’ use of local HTML5 storage. The report, titled The Web Privacy Census, was authored by …

Facebook Testing New Targeted Ads System Facebook Testing New Targeted Ads System

Facebook is about to launch a new advertising program called Facebook Exchange, which could not only be a massively profitable venture for the company, but according to them, could improve the relevancy of the ads that you and I see …

European Union Breaks Its Own Privacy Law European Union Breaks Its Own Privacy Law
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Don’t you just hate cookies? Not the delicious sweets, but the kind that follow you around on the Web tracking your behavior. It seems that the European Union hates them too hence why the “Cookie Law” went into effect this …

Google May Face $10 Million Fine For Cookie Scandal Google May Face $10 Million Fine For Cookie Scandal
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It’s been out of the news for awhile now, but you may remember that back in February Google got caught with their hand in the cookie jar, so to speak, regarding the privacy settings in Apple’s Safari browser. Google designed …

Happy 100 Year Anniversary Girl Scouts of America Happy 100 Year Anniversary Girl Scouts of America

Before I begin this article, let me personally state my congratulations to the Girl Scouts organization, who is responsible for what I consider to be one of the greatest foods this green Earth has ever seen – the Thin Mint. …

Facebook Tracking Logged Out Users? Re-enables Cookie in Question. Facebook Tracking Logged Out Users? Re-enables Cookie in Question.
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Last month, we reported on Facebook’s use of tracking cookies that allow the company to track users’ web activity even when they’re logged out of Facebook, though Facebook maintains they’re not used for tracking purposes. The issue was brought up …

Is Facebook Tracking Everywhere You Go Online? Is Facebook Tracking Everywhere You Go Online?
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Is it possible that Facebook is tracking your web browsing activity, even when you are logged out? According to Australian hacker and writer Nik Cubrilovic, Facebook could know that you are reading this article, simply because we, like most sites …