- Do cookies and/or local shared objects (LSO) originating from a StackExchange site visit contain personal information (name, e-mail address, etc.) that could be exploited by third party sites?
- Does StackExchange offer an API/infrastructure that would allow third party sites to submit StackExchange cookie or LSO information to obtain my personal information without my consent?
I am asking because I have grown wary, knowing that even European consumer banks are using these big data ripping tactics against their own customers!
The Firefox/Pale Moon add-on Self-Destructing Cookies allows one to fence off such privacy threats by automatically deleting all StackExchange cookies when closing the respective browser tab or ending the browser session. Configuration per site of this add-on literally goes with one mouse click!
However, this cookie protection does come at the cost of a small loss of convenience when visiting StackExchange sites.