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Google won’t use other web tracking tools after phasing out cookies

March 3

Alphabet Inc’s Google won’t construct or use alternate instruments to trace net searching site visitors as soon as it begins phasing out current know-how from its Chrome browser subsequent 12 months, it stated in a weblog submit on Wednesday, in a transfer that can reshape how internet advertising works.

Google first introduced it could eliminate third-party cookies, which for many years has enabled on-line adverts, early final 12 months to satisfy rising information privateness requirements in Europe and the US.

Privateness activists for years have criticised tech corporations together with Google for utilizing cookies to assemble net searching information throughout web sites they don’t personal, enabling them to develop profiles on customers’ pursuits to serve customized adverts.

Now, Google is pledging it won’t use different know-how to exchange the cookie or construct options inside Chrome to permit itself entry to that information, although it continues to check methods for companies to focus on adverts to massive teams of nameless customers with frequent pursuits.

“Conserving the web open and accessible for everybody requires all of us to do extra to guard privateness — and which means an finish to not solely third-party cookies, but in addition any know-how used for monitoring particular person folks as they browse the online,” Google stated within the weblog submit.

Rival promoting tech corporations are constructing instruments to establish customers throughout the online anonymously, together with Criteo SA and The Commerce Desk.

Each corporations noticed their shares drop in January 2020 instantly after Google first introduced it could eradicate cookies, however have risen persistently over the previous 12 months.

Shares of Commerce Desk have been down 2.2% in buying and selling earlier than the bell on Wednesday.

— Reuters

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