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Create bingo cards and and print out copies to distribute to participants along with pens.
To create the cards, list terms related to online tracking technologies - so instead of numbers, you'll list one term in each square of the card. You'll need at least nine to create a bingo card. For example, you could start with these terms: cookie, party, 1st party cookie, 3rd party cookie, flash cookie, super cookie, zombie cookie, authentication cookie, session cookie, transient cookie, persistent cookie, magic cookie. If you'd like to add another row, consider: beacon, web bug, pixel tag. For more ideas, check out the related activities links or add the tracking terms from the Online Tracking Speed Dating activity
Create a bingo card answer key or you can print this one. If the topic is unfamiliar to your learners, you may want to discuss these terms first.
- Cookie: A small data file that websites and third parties place on your device to remember your preferences or to track your activity, sometimes across multiple sites.
- Party: The owner of the domain specified in the cookie. All cookies have an owner. This tells you who the cookie belongs to.
- First Party Cookie: In first party cookies, the website you are visiting and the domain of the cookie match. First party cookies are necessary in order for you to be recognised as an individual.
- Third Party Cookie: In third party cookies, the website you are visiting and the domain of the cookie are different. In other words, third party cookies do not belong to the website you are visiting. They are often used to track you across sites.
- Flash Cookie: A type of super cookie that uses Locally Stored Objects (LSOs). These cookies are independent of the browser, designed to be permanently stored on your device (never expires), and usually written when you visit a site that uses Flash.
- Super Cookie: A cookie that remains on your device even after you have removed all cookies from your browser. Super cookies are more difficult to detect and remove from your device because they arent' browser cookies and can't be deleted using browser tools.
- Zombie Cookie: A cookie that is automatically recreated after being deleted.
- Authentication Cookie: The most common method used by web servers to know whether the user is logged in or not, and which account they are logged in with.
- Session Cookie: A cookie that is stored in temporary memory and is automatically removed when you close your browser. Also known as an In-Memory Cookie or a Transient Cookie. Commonly used for shopping cart software and online forms. The browser knows to treat them as a session cookie because they don't have an expiration date on them.
- Persistent Cookie: A file that is stored on your hard drive until its expiration date. Also known as a Stored Cookie. Sometimes called a Tracking Cookie, but they can also be used for functions like authentication and language selection.
- Secure Cookie: A secure cookie can only be transmitted over an encrypted connection (HTTPS) so that it is less prone to attacks. These cookies are stored on your hard drive. Also known as an httpOnly cookie.
- Magic Cookie: Thought to be a possible origin of the term "cookie", it's a term used by programmers to describe a packet of data a program receives and sends back unchanged, while the contents remain unseen.