Data Security: Google is Limiting Apps From Tracking Users

Data Security: Google is Limiting Apps From Tracking Users

Data Security: Google is Limiting Apps From Tracking Users

Google aims to improve the security of its users by restricting third party cookies across apps and browsers. 

The tech giant will restrict advertisers' ability to track users of Android phones and other devices. 

Google's move will limit apps' ability to capture that information.

The company plans to limit data tracking on its Chrome browser as well as apps on its Android-based smartphones.

Why Do Third Party Cookies Track Users?


Third-party cookies track user behavior in an effort to provide a more targeted experience based on the information that they can gather.

Third-party cookies, which use people's browsing history to target adverts, will be phased out on Google's Chrome browser by 2023.

Google's move follows Apple's decision last year to limit user tracking on iPhones to increase data safety. About three-quarters of iOS users choose not to be tracked.

Apple and Google Want To Protect Their Users


Companies keep on improving their cybersecurity strategy. Apple's privacy push has already slammed Meta, the parent of Facebook and Instagram, with losses.

Advertisers are reliant on the current tracking mechanisms because it allows them to have a broader picture of their consumers.

Privacy advocates have criticized targeted ads as invasive, and lawmakers in Congress have introduced bills that would severely restrict the technology.

Google claims it will seek feedback on its changes from developers, regulators and privacy advocates.

How Google's Move Will Impact Advertisers and Marketers?


Google's privacy efforts could heavily impact some areas of the marketing and advertising space, while other tactics will still stay pretty much the same.

Advertisers and marketers believe their biggest challenge will be their inability to track the right data.

While the death of the third-party cookies might seem shocking, it certainly wasn't a surprise.

Although some big changes might be underway, new alternatives are also emerging. 

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Nitish Mathur

Digital Marketing Expert

Nitish is the CEO of 3Cans. A food blogger turned Growth Marketer, with a knack for tongue-in-cheek content and co-author of "The Growth Hacking Book 1 & 2", he helps companies hone their brands through everything digital. 

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