A search engine is a utility program to help X find information on Y (Machill 2003: 52). But is search engine technology this clear cut? Is it easy to find information on Y, all the time?
Search engines are not clear (most of the time)
Are there any tools for cookies and their control?
If you do not want to download a program to remove cookies, you can always try searching in private mode. This does not remove cookies, however it limits the number of new cookies going on your computer. Sometimes the old fashioned methods work best.
Do you use an anti-cookie tool? If so, what is it called?
- Machill, M. Neuberger, C. and Schinder, F. (2003) Transparency on the Net: functions and deficiencies of Internet search engines. Info. 5(1) pp. 52 – 74
- Warrington, T. (2003) The E-Privacy Imperative: Protect your customers’ internet privacy and ensure your company’s survival in the electronic age. Journal of consumer marketing. 20(3) pp. 269 – 271