The radio talker and occasional newspaper columnist wonders why he is being stalked by the spirit of Ann Richards, late governor of Texas.
It all started when he visited the website of a play about her life . . . .
“The way it often works is this: An advertising network makes a deal with a website (say, that play’s website) to place cookies – little anonymous ID files – into the browsers of the computers that visit the site,” Turow explained. “That same firm has negotiated the same right to do that on hundreds of thousands of other sites. When you arrive at other sites where the network has those ‘tag’ rights, the network’s computer sees its cookie and records that you have been there.
This is one reason I have my browser set to delete all new cookies upon exit.