Firefox 22 Will Block Third-Party Cookies

Firefox 22 Will Block Third-Party Cookies

Firefox 22 Will Block Third-Party Cookies

Over the past year cookies have become a controversial issue with the UK initially taking steps to limit their usage, although this law is now in tatters. However Mozilla have announced that in version 22 of their Firefox browser third-party cookies, that are often used to provide targeted advertising, will be blocked by default.

As of Jan 2013 Firefox has around a 21% share of the browser market. By adding in this new functionality it could really hurt the likes of Google and other advertising companies that use┬átargeted advertising. Safari has included this functionality for a long time, however it also has a much lower market share so the impact won’t be as great as when Firefox implements its solution.

Personally, I’ll be disabling the feature and allowing third-party cookies for the simple fact that adverts are just a part of the internet. If you’re going to see advertising it may as well be something you’re potentially interested in.

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