Google delays plan to phase out browser-tracking ‘cookies’ | The Guardian Nigeria News

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Google said Thursday it was delaying plans to phase out the use of browser “cookies” for its ad targeting after drawing complaints over its replacement for the technology.

The phasing out of third-party cookies — bits of software that keep track of sites visited by users — will be pushed back into mid-2023 instead…



Source: Guardian Newspaper