• Cindy

    May 6, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    Not all cookies are being banned, so as I understand it, this will have almost no effect on what most of us here do.

    The relevant point is the difference between first-party and third-party cookies. First party cookies are the cookies your website installs on your visitors’ computers. Those are the ones that track affiliate clicks and remember your login details or where you left off when taking a multi-module course.

    None of that is going away as far as I can see.

    What is going away are third-party cookies. Those are the ones that show you ads for thermal sleeping bags after you read an article about winter tent camping. You know, the creepy ones that make you wonder how the hell they knew to show you that when you barely remember even thinking about it.

    It’s also worth noting that Firefox and Safari banned third-party cookies a while back. The only reason people have their knickers in a knot about it now is because Chrome is the 800-pound gorilla of web browsers. No one gives a hoot what Safari does. LOL!