If you use Google’s web browser, the upcoming end of third-party cookies may be good for the security of your online information.
But overall, Dr Sikos said using Chrome remained “one of the worst choices when it comes to user privacy” because of the company’s own tracking.
Google monetises the activities of its users — whether on search, browsers or elsewhere — via its advertising business.
If you’re concerned about this, Dr Sikos recommends using a browser from a vendor with a reputation for not collecting user data for targeted ads, such as Firefox, as well as a reputable privacy protection (anti-tracking) plugin.
Ariel Bogle discusses the purpose of cookies, what impact banning third-party cookies will have and why this only strengthens Google’s market dominance.