Hao GeFollow


Every user must agree with a cookie policy if they want to continue viewing a new web page. In most cases, users scan the terms and click the button. However, they often know nothing about what a web cookie is, what advantages a web cookie brings, and what a web cookie’s disadvantages are. Every coin has two sides. Web cookies save users time and enhance their experience, but they may put users on a dangerous path. A new cookie is created and stored on the computer every time users visit a new page. These cookies bring users benefits but also difficulties. Because advertising companies use cookies to collect users' data and monetize it, and users are unaware of it. High-efficient webpages usually save users time and effort. On the contrary, digesting web cookie is a tough job for most users. Thus users desire a comfortable and straightway to learn about a web cookie. Motion graphics represent the best approach to educate users. Clear and amusing illustrations in motion create resonances in audiences, attracting their attention by depicting their past behavior in the motion graphic. Moreover, the design style should be natural and relaxed but scientific because it is an educational animation. The motion graphic, virtual property, satisfies all the requirements above. Virtual property is the name of the motion graphic. Virtual property expands users' perspectives on web cookies while informing users what advantages and potential risks cookies offer to users.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Cookies (Computer science)--Interactive multimedia--Design; Web sites--Security measures--Interactive multimedia--Design

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Student Type


Degree Name

Visual Communication Design (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Design (CAD)


Adam Smith

Advisor/Committee Member

Mike Strobert


RIT – Main Campus

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