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        Kathy Stevens
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        An interesting article on how Google’s intends to change the way ads are targeted online from our friends in Australia.

        In short, Google plans on making third-party cookies “obsolete” by 2022.

        The article can be found at https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2020-01-21/google-to-kill-third-party-cookies-privacy-and-competition/11882718

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        OscarCP
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        Kathy Stevens: Thanks for helping to keep us informed on this permanently vexing issue of third party cookies.

        For my part, I have my browsers set to “NEVER” allow third party cookies. I also have them to delete cookies on closing and, after browsing for a while, for good measure, I scan the PC for malware and use an utility in my AV software that deletes cookies and Internet “Temp” directories. I also use and ad blocker, because I can see no point on receiving as, “targeted” or otherwise, as I have hardly ever bought something just because I saw it advertised somewhere. The most ads do for me is to make me aware that there is something out there I might need, but did not know it was available. Research on the advertised article ensues, to figure out if it is (a) what I think it is and (b) if it is good enough to buy (two very different things). So, for me (also an occasional “Chrome” user, along with “Safari” and — as my default browser — “Waterfox”), what Google is doing is nice, but no big deal right now.

        And, according to what is already reasonably well known and is also mentioned in the article:

        If you use Google’s web browser, the upcoming end of third-party cookies may be good for the security of your online information.

        But overall, Dr Sikos said using Chrome remained “one of the worst choices when it comes to user privacy” because of the company’s own tracking.”

        Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group W (ex B) & macOS Mojave + Linux (Mint)

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        Alex5723
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        Of course Google will block 3rd party cookies so as to be the sole ads provider on Chrome.

      • #2088283 Reply
        Kathy Stevens
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        Why the 2 year lead time for making third-party cookies “obsolete”

        Aare are we on the threshold of a new form of tracking and/ advertising over the internet?

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