Agencies soon able to use persistent cookies on sites

Thursday - 5/28/2009, 5:05pm EDT

Jason Miller

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Agencies soon will be allowed to use persistent cookies on their Web sites without going through a tough approval process.

Persistent cookies are pieces of code that tracks users' preferences or Web behavior. For the last decade, agencies were not allowed to turn this function on their Web sites.

FederalNewsRadio's Jason Miller explains why the change is coming.