| ||Tell HN: Cookie-based security alerts are a dark pattern|
14 points by torstenvl 9 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 12 comments |
|In the wake of measures like the GDPR, it seems like websites are increasingly making it as arduous as possible not to let them keep long-term cookies on your computer. One particularly insidious dark pattern is to bombard people with notifications and e-mails on every sign-on unless they allow persistent cookies.|
Twitter is a particularly egregious offender. Amazon slightly less so.
If you do this, stop it. It teaches people to ignore legitimate security alerts. A user clearing their cookies is not a security threat.
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