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Chrome phases out third party cookies support

January 15, 2020.


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Google is planning to phase out support for third-party cookies in Chrome within two years. The announcement only comes after similar updates by Chrome’s main competitors, but is still a big win for privacy advocates, who have long decried the use of cookies, which allow companies to quietly track users’ browsing patterns.

Chromium Blog , Justin Schuh, “Building a more private web: A path towards making third party cookies obsolete.”

Ars Technica, Dan Goodin, “Google plans to drop Chrome support for tracking cookies by 2022.”