Meret Sonnenschein, Design
Benny Henning, Computer Science
Luis Günther, Computer Science
Cookies are hidden snippets of code that we can find on all websites. But not every users knows that we can distinguish between useful 1st party cookies and unwanted 3rd party cookies. These 3rd party trackers collect personal information based on your browsing behavior, for example, sexuality, emotional status, finances, medical conditions, or credit score. As a result, we are often unaware of the extent of this tracking, and data collection companies might create a digital avatar that makes us identifiable anywhere on the internet.
The team used this assumptions to create Cookie.JAR that serves as both a protective barrier and a storage location. Cookie.JAR prevents third party tracking and stores useful first party cookies. Mobile and thus always by your side, Cookie.JAR is connected to all smart devices and intercepts any kind of trackers. As soon as Cookie.JAR is activated, it connects to the internet, and works in the background. Cookie.JAR recognizes and categorizes the different forms of cookies and reacts accordingly. 3rd party cookies are then blocked and deleted before they reach your device. 1st party cookies can be accepted, blocked, modified or allowed.I n addition, the Share option allows you to exchange your settings for useful 1st party cookies with family and friends.