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  1. Chrome’s Cookie Update Is Bad for Advertisers but Good for Google The world’s most popular browser is about to make it a lot harder for advertisers to track your online activity. Illustration: Sam Whitney; Getty Images Google Chrome is ditching third-party cookies for good. If all goes according to plan, then future updates to the world’s most popular web browser will rewrite the rules of online advertising and make it far harder to track the web activity of billions of
  2. Google is rolling back SameSite Cookie changes temporarily Google introduced the new SameSite cookie policy in Chrome 80 Stable which it released in February 2020 to the public. The policy implements changes to the handling of cookies that the company announced in May 2019 for the first time. Basically, what SameSite does is limit cookie access to first-party access by default. Web developers get options to change the handling by explicitly marking cookies for access in third-party contexts. Third-party cookies will only be sent over HTTPS connections in that case to f
  3. How to configure custom cookie options in the new Microsoft Edge browser Microsoft's new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser comes with quite a few options to manage and control cookies. Apart from blocking all cookies and blocking third-party cookies, Microsoft Edge users may also browse all cookies that sites set and define block and allow rules. While it is without doubt time-consuming to allow or block cookies individually, it may be useful for some users. Allowing plays right into the browser's capability of deleting cookie data on exit. Yo
  4. Google announces plans to phase out support for third-party cookies in Chrome Photo by Sara Santos from Pexels Google has announced that it’s planning to phase out support for third-party cookies in Chrome within the next two years. Google said the new plans have been sparked by users demanding greater privacy and control over how their data is controlled; both Safari and Firefox have strong measures in place to prevent third-party tracking already, and Google will not want to lose user share because of its privacy practices. In an announcement, Dir
  5. Chrome gets a handy third-party cookies clearing option Google implemented a new experimental feature in Chrome Canary that gives users options to clear third-party cookies in the web browser. All major web browsers offer controls when it comes to cookies. Most allow users to block third-party cookies, some come with extra options; Firefox for example includes an option to allow third-party cookies for the browsing session only. It is not that easy to deal with third-party cookies once they have been placed on the system as most web browsers make no d
  6. Anyone who’s ever shopped online knows that brands tend to retarget consumers with ads after they’ve searched or shopped for something. It’s a practice called behavioral targeting. But privacy laws and browser restrictions are promising to limit it. Europe’s GDPR privacy law, new privacy laws emerging in the US, and stricter browser settings across desktop and mobile, mean advertisers will no longer be able to rely on third party cookie data to track users. Today, a brand might drop a cookie on someone’s laptop when they do a search for high-end watches. Third-party d
  7. The number of tracking cookies on EU news sites has gone down by 22% according to a report by the Reuters Institute at the University of Oxford, who looked at cookie usage across EU news sites in two phases, in April 2018 and July 2018, pre and post the introduction of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Researchers looked at 200 news sites in total, from seven countries —Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, and the UK. After compiling and comparing the two data sets, the report reveals that the biggest drop was recorded in the UK, where new
  8. A team of Belgian researchers discovered privacy issues in how browsers, ad-blocking, and anti-tracking implementations handle third-party cookie requests. A team of Belgian researchers from KU Leuven analyzed third-party cookie policies of seven major web browsers, 31 ad-blockers and 14 anti-tracking extensions and discovered major and minor issues in all of them. Major issues include Microsoft Edge's unwillingness to honor its own "block only third-party cookies" setting, bypasses for Firefox's Tracking Protection feature, and use of the integrated PDF viewer in Chrome
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