About


Internet cookies were meant to make life on the web more convenient—and they did.


Unfortunately, over time, they started to be used to track remember unnecessary information about you across all other sites you visit. Things like location, time spent on websites/pages, other clicks, and tons more.


If someone was physically over your shoulder recording your every move, pattern, and behavior, you probably wouldn't tolerate it, right? Because it's creepy. And because it infringes on your personal right to privacy. Well, this is what tracking cookies are doing to all of us—all day, every day.


Our goal is to amplify and support products and companies that are not invading your privacy and selling your data to the highest bidder with unnecessary third-party tracking cookies.

What fewer third-party cookies means for the future of the web

Less tracking

We're being tracked 24/7 and everywhere. How 'bout just no?

Less duopolies

There's a reason Google and Facebook dominate the ad market.

Less cookie banners

They're annoying and intrusive. And unnecessary, if you're a CookieSlayer.

More privacy

Unless you're really into sharing your browsing history and habits with 8 billion people.

More transparency

Shouldn't we know what type of data is collected, and for what purpose?

More consumer rights

The web was originally meant to be by the people, for the people. Let's bring that back.

FAQ

In short: Cookies help websites remember information about you. A cookie on the web is just a fancy name for a script, or code. It's a small piece of text that remembers certain pieces of information about you and your browser/computer. There are first-party and third-party cookies. First-party cookies do things like save your login, or remember your shopping cart. Example: When you're shopping online and you add something to the cart, but restart your browser and navigate back to the site, you'll see the item still in the cart (unless you cleared your cookies). That shopping site, however, might have Google Analytics and the Facebook Pixel installed on their site. This means that when you visit the site, your browsing is also being sent to those companies (or others). These are third-party cookies.

Watch this 7-minute clip, featuring the inventor of the cookie himself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFyaW50GFOs (And remember to clear your YouTube/Google cookies afterwards.)

Our goal is to amplify and support—by using, donating to, or sharing—products, services, and companies that aren't selling our our data to the highest bidder. As advertising companies and data brokers have grown more powerful, we're now living in a state of surveillance capitalism, where our habits, behaviors, data, and literally every single piece of information possible is being harvested and sold—not just to show us harmless ads, but to alter our behaviors without our knowledge. By using CookieSlayers, we can collectively slow (and ultimately stop) this growing trend. Though there has been legislation like GDPR and CCPA that has brought attention to the necessity of a digital rights overhaul, using CookieSlayer products and companies is one of the most powerful actions you can take.

Absolutely not. That'd be ironic, wouldn't it? We're also crowdsourced, so please contribute and share the site as much as you can.

In an ideal world, yes. But that may not be necessarily true. Although these companies have taken a first step at creating a better web for all, many have different products, websites, and web apps which may have different privacy policies and terms of services. It's encouraged that you read the privacy policy and terms of service for all websites and products you use. You can also get a summary of the ToS by using a free extension called ToS;DR from tosdr.org.

There are a few ways you can help: 1. Become a CookieSlayer yourself. If you have a product/service that uses third-party cookies, consider eliminating or at least reducing them as much as possible. 2. Add more CookieSlayers We want to show the world that it's possible to build/run successful products and companies without the use of third-party cookies. Many already do it, it's just not something we particularly think about in general. 3. Share the site. You'd be surprised how much sharing helps. Simply making people aware about third-party cookies and amplifying the knights of CookieSlayers is a zero-cost, high-return tactic.