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A New Cookie-Less ID?

To no one’s surprise, cookies dominated conversations. Google announced it would phase out third-party cookies in Chrome over the next two years. And, this week, Google’s SameSite update will go into effect, though on a small scale to start. Google’s changes follow similar privacy shifts from other top browser companies like Apple and Mozilla. Obviously, these moves are great for consumers and ultimately good for the industry. Third-party cookies have never been completely accurate and it’s time for a better tracking…

Google’s Private Web Browsing Promise Takes Shape; Embrace a “Cookie-free” Economy by 2022

Apple Safari was the first browser to implement ITP. Firefox had also decided to block third-party cookies. Now, Google Chrome is expected to follow these browsers by rendering third-party cookies obsolete.  By 2023, Google Chrome will secure its web browsing technology, banning third-party cookies from accessing user's browsing history. There were speculations last year after Google announced its Privacy Sandbox initiative to develop a set of open standards for enhanced user privacy on the web. Google's monopoly on web…

As Ad Blockers Take a Bite Out of Cookie-Based Ad Revenue, Opinion-Based Targeting Turns Consumers into Advertising Tastemakers

The great strength – and biggest weakness – of cookie-fueled ad targeting is that demand side ad platforms don’t know when to give up. Informed by cookies that can track our browsing habits and especially activity on ecommerce sites, these ads follow us around the web like an overreaching salesperson with infinite time (and, arguably, no shame). If there’s a product you looked at days ago – and maybe even put in your shopping cart or bought – these ads will continue to appear on websites you visit. They ask, “Do you want to…