President Barack Obama’s White House is considering lifting a decade-old policy which has sharply limited the use of "cookies" to track visitors to federal web sites.
The Obama White House got in a bit of hot water with some privacy groups earlier this year for allowing Youtube and other third party vendors to place cookies on users computers. Some of what people objected to was later modified to reduce the privacy concerns.
Comments on what a new policy should say are being accepted through August 10. Details of how to comment are here.