A study by Web Side Story has found that only 7 out of 1000 Internet surfers reject or block cookies.
quote from Jason Catlett of the Junkbusters.com was amusing: "…
There's still the fact that when cookies are explained to [computer
users], they do not like them." I'm sure that statement is true given
the way Mr. Catlett probably explains cookies.
are like sharp kitchen knives: most of the time they do a useful job,
but in the hands of the wrong person they can be use to harm others.
You may also be tempted to compare cookies to guns and the adage, "Guns
don't kill people, people kill people." But that comparison is too
extreme: improper use of guns has enormous consequence, unlike cookies.
the fact that this study shows only 7 out of 1000 block cookies seems
to say to me that the general public regards cookies in the same
category as knives, not guns.