Cookie Sensation

“Cookie Sensation” is a browser plugin that allows you to sense when data is being collected from you while browsing. When a website is opened, a short sound is played for each tracking method used (3rd party cookies, IP address, tracking pixels…). This will constantly remind you of your loss of personal data. As different websites use different tracking methods, each click leads to a unique sound composition. The more trackings methods and cookies are used, the louder it gets.

During the one-week the sensory design course, the team explored different senses around the topic of privacy. After looking into different gestures of privacy, they scoped down to data privacy and conducted research on the various tracking methods. As a next step, they created audible prototypes with Origami to raise the awareness of websites collecting data.