If you are a sort of person who is very sensitive about privacy, then Safari is not exactly the perfect browser to use, at least was.
While Safari prevents the third party cookies to be stored on devices or computers, a recently discovered loophole, which Google did use, allowed the search giant to store cookies for up to 24 hours.
How did it work? Turns out, if user was signed in to Google+ social network and agreed to see +1 on ads (a feature, which allows people to indicate that they liked the ad), Safari would store the cookie, enabling easy tracking for the search giant.
Both Apple and Google has responded to report:
Google’s Rachel Whetstone explained “We didn’t anticipate that this would happen, and we have now started removing these advertising cookies from Safari browsers. It’s important to stress that, just as on other browsers, these advertising cookies do not collect personal information.”
Meanwhile, Apple issued the following statement “We are aware that some third parties are circumventing Safari’s privacy features and we are working to put a stop to it.”
[Thanks, RamaSubbu SK]
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