Google Chrome stoppar tredjeparts-cookies


Justin Schuh, Google’s director of Chrome engineering, said in a blogpost: ”Users are demanding greater privacy – including transparency, choice and control over how their data is used – and it’s clear the web ecosystem needs to evolve to meet these increasing demands.”

Third-party cookies, which follow users from site to site tracing their browsing habits, have also been banned by Apple, Microsoft and Mozilla.

Websites will still be able to use their own first-party cookies to track users.

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EU-domstolen: Cookies måste vara ett aktivt val

EU-domstolen meddelar i ett pressmeddelande:

»In today’s judgment, the Court decides that the consent which a website user must give to the storage of and access to cookies on his or her equipment is not validly constituted by way of a prechecked checkbox which that user must deselect to refuse his or her consent.«

Att acceptera cookies måste alltså vara ett aktivt val mellan ja och nej. Det kommer med andra ord knappast att gå att bara låta användarna bekräfta genom att klicka OK i framtiden.

Domstolen säger vidare:

»Furthermore, according to the Court, the information that the service provider must give to a user includes the duration of the operation of cookies and whether or not third parties may have access to those cookies.«

För övrigt kan man notera att domstolens egen hemsida inte lever upp till de aktuella kraven.

• EU-domstolens pressmeddelande (PDF) »
• TechCrunch: Europe’s top court says active consent is needed for tracking cookies »