For privacy reasons, the web platform is moving away from supporting 3rd-party cookies, first with lockdowns, and eventually with removal of support in late 2023 the second half of 2024. Background: What Does “3rd-Party” Mean? A 3rd-party cookie is one that is set or sent from a 3rd-party context on a web page. A 3rd-partyContinue reading “New Recipes for 3rd Party Cookies”
This morning, a Microsoft Edge customer contacted support to ask how they could launch a URL in a browser window at a particular size. I responded that they could simply use the –window-size=”800,600″ command line argument. The customer quickly complained that this only seemed to work if they also specified a non-default path in theContinue reading “Chromium Startup”
The Chrome team is embarking on a clever and bold plan to change the recipe for cookies. It’s one of the most consequential changes to the web platform in almost a decade, but with any luck, users won’t notice anything has changed. But if you’re a web developer, you should start testing your sites andContinue reading “Same-Site Cookies By Default”
Resolve Network Errors by deleting cookies for a single website.
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Here’s an image from a server with a LetsEncrypt certificate.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 69,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Madison Square Garden, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many peopleContinue reading “2015 in review”
If I were a better writer, I’d write as well as Maciej does. A very nice presentation on privacy, advertising, malvertising, click fraud, and more: http://idlewords.com/talks/what_happens_next_will_amaze_you.htm
As expected, sites are ramping up their responses to ad-blocking:
Not very diversified, I’m afraid.