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-Example of incorporation citations~\cite{coral:nsdi04}.
+HTTP cookies were originally introduced as a mechanism to make websites stateful \cite{httpcookies}.
+Websites use these small pieces of data to keep track of a user's browsing activity, such as whether she is logged in, or which items she has added to her shopping cart, and they store these cookies on the client-side in the user's web browser \cite{httpcookies}.
+When the user loads the website, the browser will send the appropriate stored cookies back to the web server to return to the last recorded state.
+However, HTTP cookies are not only being used to improve the user online experience.
+Because cookies allow websites to remember a given user's browsing activity or preferences on that site, online advertising companies have found a way to leverage HTTP cookies and take advantage of the vast amounts of available user information online.
+At the same time, website publishers themselves now often employ \emph{analytics cookies}, special HTTP cookies used collect statistics about their users and the usage of their website.
+In addition to the cookies required for the functionality of a website, advertising companies include \emph{tracking cookies} and website publishers add analytics cookies when a user visits this site.
+Such cookies have been raising concerns about users' privacy online since they were first observed \textbf{(citation needed)} because companies can compile a vast browsing history for users and learn about their personal preferences and habits \cite{dntbill}.
+Moreover, researchers have found that cookies may
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- author = {{FIPS 180-1}},
- title = {Secure Hash Standard},
- organization = {U.S. Department of Commerce/{N.I.S.T.}, National Technical Information Service},
- address = {Springfield, VA},
- month = Apr,
- year = 1995
+ author = {{Microsoft Developer Network}},
+ title = {{HTTP Cookies}},
+ year = {Retrieved Jan. 2014},
+ howpublished = {\url{\%28v=vs.85\%29.aspx}},
-@inproceedings{ coral:nsdi04,
- title = "Democratizing content publication with {Coral}",
- author = "Michael J. Freedman and Eric Freudenthal and David Mazi{\`e}res",
- booktitle = "Proc.\ 1st Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation ({NSDI})",
- address = "San Francisco, CA",
- month = Mar,
- year = 2004
+ author = {Lee, Edmund},
+ title = {{Sen. Rockefeller: Get Ready for a Real Do-Not-Track Bill for Online Advertising}},
+ booktitle = {{AdAge}},
+ year = {Retrieved Jan. 2014},
+ howpublished = {\url{}},

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