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Safari now offers full third-party blocking to prevent sites from tracking you

By Kenny Yeo - on 25 Mar 2020, 10:00am

Safari now offers full third-party blocking to prevent sites from tracking you

The newest version of Safari now blocks all third-party cookies by default as part of the browser's Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature.

This means that no website or advertiser is able to track your web surfing behaviour and habits using commonplace tracking technology unless you want them to.

John Wilander, a WebKit engineer at Apple said in a post that:

Cookies for cross-site resources are now blocked by default across the board. This is a significant improvement for privacy since it removes any sense of exceptions or “a little bit of cross-site tracking is allowed.”

This new feature applies to Safari in iOS and iPadOS 13.4 and also macOS 10.15.4

It also means Safari is almost a full two years ahead of Google, which said earlier this year that it wanted to fully block all third-party cookies by default by 2022.

Apple today released iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, macOS 10.15.4, tvOS 13.4, and watchOS 6.2.

If you are sitting around at home with not much to do because of the ongoing pandemic, maybe it's a good time to update all of your Apple devices.

Source:     WebKit