How many cookies could the cookie monster eat; if the cookie monster could eat cookies?

Do these images look familiar? If so, you have previous experience with ‘cookie data’. As you can see, the consumer must allow or grant the company to have access to this data.

With that being said, as long as there is consent from the consumer it is ethical for digital marketing professionals to have access to this somewhat intrusive data. Keep in mind, individuals have the option to ‘reject’ or open an ‘Incognito’ browser.

The consumer will most likely benefit from granting ‘cookie access’. This is because cookies track user behavior; which causes the information and advertisements being presented to each particular consumer to be personalized. This can save the consumer time and frustration!

Benefits aside; I am very open minded regarding the ethics surrounding a companies right to this information. I understand why some individuals would rather deny cookie access as malicious activity could occur. If that is the case; below I have provided a super user friendly guide that breaks down 7 ways to disable cookies!

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