Chrome Beta is showing off new Topics-based privacy settings for Google's solution to replace cookies
GadgeteerZA · Monday, 27 February, 2023 - 19:41 · 1 minute
After long last, the company is firmly in the testing phase of its Privacy Sandbox suite of tools and that includes its new replacement for cookies. Now, Chrome users on the Canary and Dev channels are seeing a new API roll out and they've got a bunch of new settings to toggle.
Those opening up the app on Android will see a splash screen telling them about the slate of new privacy settings while also giving a short overview of how the API, called Topics, works.
The linked article below goes into a bit more detail about the three different elements involved, and how it works.
These new settings are being made available, it seems, regardless of if the user previously signed up to participate in the Privacy Sandbox developer preview or beta, so if you happen to use Chrome Canary or Chrome Beta, perhaps take a look and consider whether you're comfortable using the Topics API. And for those on the stable channel on Google Chrome, you may expect to receive these options in the near future.
It's not sure yet how this will affect other Chromium based browsers.
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