Google Loses Ruling Allowing Safari Users to Sue About Secret Cookies

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In the Uk, Google has lost an appeal to prevent the resident consumers from being able to sue over what they are claiming to be a misuse of privacy settings in the Safari browser. Cookies are small text files installed on PCs that record data on surfing activity, and in spite the default privacy settings and user preferences, Google’s tracking cookies gathered information from users for nine months, even those you opted-out of consent to be tracked by cookies.

Three computer users from Britain brought the case to court, though Google argued that there was no point because “consumers suffered no financial hardship due to the practice.” The Uk’s court of Appeal had a different opinion though.

Read more about it in these two articles:

http://www.cnet.com/news/google-loses-appeal-in-safari-tracking-case/

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/03/30/safari-users-win-right-to-sue-google-over-secret-cookies/