Are Microsoft's cookies super?
On May 2, six years to the day after Microsoft filed its application, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted the company patent No. 7,039,699, "Tracking usage behavior in computer systems."
Some wags dubbed the technology "super cookie." They call it that even though Microsoft limited the patent in some specific ways (probably to persuade the patent office to grant it). Are Microsoft's super cookies good for you? - Network World
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