Friday, December 8, 2017

One Book Shelf: New Security Settings What say you?

I tried to get on my account over at One Book Shelf (OBS) this evening, and instead I get offered a precursor for security settings...
I'm pretty certain I know what's best in regards to my own personal computer settings... But, much to my dismay OBS doesn't think so... Can someone tell me what this is really about?

This is what I get:

Here's the thing OBS. The security settings on my computer are what I choose to use for all sites across the entire internet. Not only would it be a bad idea for me to adjust my settings, I'm not the only person who uses this computer. Yes I know, these days single computers have accounts and their own settings for those accounts (for my family members) but I don't do it that way... Don't want to do it that way... Don't think it would even be a good idea to do it that way... It's difficult for me to fathom the day that a seller site gets to tell me the settings I need to use their site... Hey wait? Like I'm the customer... And the reviews I write, more often than not, drive sales to the site. Needless to say... I'm not happy with this development.

To the right of this first image (on the full page) is this... Can someone in the community confirm that the above is how cookies work..? And whether this will enhance security? Security for who? This makes no sense to me, but I know very little about it.

AND BTW if I click on that Continue button it leads me back to the original page... Since when do cookies prevent private information...? I though cookies enabled the sharing of private information, such as my physical location and such... This screams utter BS to me, but someone in the community is welcome to correct me (and I hope they will) if I'm wrong... Help!?