Google kickstarts crucial Chrome updates that will change your browser

published 04.06.2020 13:46

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Google announced plans to change the way its hugely-successful web browser handles cookies last year.

For those who don't know, cross-site tracking cookies can be used to track users across a variety of websites.

That's why Google is so keen to roll out a stricter cookie system for Chrome.

Under the new cookie system being rolled out by Google, developers who don't meet the new standards will find their cookies set to secure by default.

“In April, we temporarily rolled back the enforcement of SameSite cookie labelling to ensure stability for websites providing essential services in the critical initial stage of COVID-19 response,” Justin Schuh, Director of Chrome Engineering, said in a blog post.