Apple iOS Safari Browser Intelligent Tracking Prevention to Soon Block All Third-Party Cookies by Default

Apple iOS Safari Browser Intelligent Tracking Prevention to Soon Block All Third-Party Cookies by Default

 

Apple Company are announced a significant security update for the Safari browser Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) system. New privacy feature from Apple will allow Safari to block all third-party cookies by default & prevent advertisers & websites from following users across the Internet. New security update on Safari will be rolled out with iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, Safari 13.1, and the next macOS update.This announcement, Apple said that cookies for cross-site resources are now blocked by default across the board on Safari.

 

This announcement are made in a WebKit blog post by Apple's John Wilander, the engineer behind this feature. According to Wilander, Safari now blocks all third-party cookies, meaning it will not allow advertisers or websites to track a user online behaviour.

 

What Change in Safari Browser

 

The Cookies for cross-site resources are now blocked by default across the board. Significant improvement for privacy since it removes any sense of exceptions or ‘a little bit of cross-site tracking is allowed,'" Wilander further said in the WebKit blog post.

 

Now, Apple's Safari is not the first browser to come up with such a feature. This blog post, Wilander said that the Tor Browser was the first to enable a feature that blocks all third-party cookies. The blog further stated that even Brave are few exceptions left in its blocking. Further, it also mentions that Apple is two years ahead of Google's scheduled 2022 timeline for this feature for Chrome. According to a report in The Verge, Mozilla's Firefox also blocks third-party cookies by default, a feature that has been in place since summer 2019.

 

Apple Company also says the full third-party cookie blocking also makes sure that there's no ITP state that can be detected through cookie blocking behaviour.Its means that not only will Safari block all third-party cookies, it will also safeguard users safeguards against those who use tracking prevention itself to keep tabs on users.

 

Apple First Launch Date In Safari Browser

 

The Apple company are launched its Safari ITP about three years ago in 2017, when Safari first started blocking cookies automatically on both desktop and mobile. Only blocked some cookies. After this update, Apple's browser will start blocking all third-party cookies by default.

 

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