Google not planning to go on Safari again anytime soon

Google has responded to claims that it has been cookie gathering through Apple's Safari website, explaining that it has not collected personal information but just wanted to know which users were signed into Google.

Rachel Whetstone, senior vice president of communications and public policy, has explained the situation in a statement and outlined the reasons why the search giant was found with its hands in the cookie jar after creating a loophole to circumvent Safari's security settings.

The loophole was originally reported by the Wall Street Journal, but Whetstone believes that Google's reasons for doing this were 'mischaracterised' by the paper.

"We used known Safari functionality to provide features that signed-in Google users had enabled. It's important to stress that these advertising cookies do not collect personal information.

"Unlike other major browsers, Apple's Safari browser blocks third-party cookies by default. However, Safari enables many web features for its users that rely on third parties and third-party cookies, such as "Like" buttons. Last year, we began using this functionality to enable features for signed-in Google users on Safari who had opted to see personalised ads and other content--such as the ability to "+1" things that interest them."
You have read this article older with the title Google not planning to go on Safari again anytime soon. You can bookmark this page URL Thanks!

No comment for "Google not planning to go on Safari again anytime soon"

Post a Comment