Firefox 22 Will Block Third-Party Cookies by Default

Megan Geuss, reporting for Ars Technica:

Blocking third-party cookies would not be new or unheard of among browsers; Apple’s Safari already rejects cookies from third parties. In a blog post on Friday, Mayer called the Firefox patch “a slightly relaxed version of the Safari policy.” Chrome allows all cookies, and Internet Explorer blocks some third-party cookies, although not all.

For some reason I don’t expect Chrome to get on board with this.

(Ed Bott has a good story on this change, too, but I don’t understand his headline: “Firefox Raises the Online Privacy Bar With New Cookie Policy”. In what way has Mozilla “raised the bar” if they’re only now matching the default cookie privacy Safari users have enjoyed for 10 years?)

Monday, 25 February 2013