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Jul 18, 2007

Google keep their cookies at 2 years now

Search engine giant Google has said that their cookies would have a lifespan of around 2 years now.

The company said that their cookies will auto delete after two years. This would however happen only if the user does not visit their sites again in this period.

If the user visits the Google website again, the time would reset and it would have a fresh life of two years.

At this moment, the Google cookies are set to delete after 2038.

Peter Fleischer, Google’s global privacy counsel spoke on this new development: “After listening to feedback from our users and from privacy advocates, we’ve concluded that it would be a good thing for privacy to significantly shorten the lifetime of our cookies.”

Cookies are essentially tiny files stored on the user’s computer when he visits a website. This information is later used by the site to remember the stored preferences and other settings.

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