A cookie is basically a micro content, which is sent to the browser after an individual visit the website. The purpose of establishing the cookies is to let the website store information that the visitors visited the website or a particular page in the website on a particular day. The information can be either your preferred language or maybe it can relate to other types of settings. After the cookies has stored the information, next time when the visitor visits the same website, his/her user experience would be more engaging and fruitful than his/her previous visit. In absence of cookies, the user visiting the website feels utterly frustrated.
If that is the case, more and more websites will have less and less of visitors for the known reasons. Cookies are also used for keeping the search preferences of the user safe and friendly. These are also used for keeping the ads more relevant and to the point. If you are a website owner, and are interested in knowing how many visitors are visiting the page, or who has signed up for the services, or keep your ad settings on the nominal levels.
But, if cookies are all-time advantage for the online owners, why Google is ordering the death warrant against it? The world’s biggest and the popular search engine – Google has plans on the way to remove the third-party cookies, which are otherwise in prominence by the data brokers to track and earn profits from browsing behavior of the students. However, Google has not touched the First-Party cookies or penalized them for that matter. Google’s announcement for the banning cookies has to be discussed with respect to the Third-Party Cookies. Many browsers, including Chrome are setting up the strategies to get away from use of third-party cookies in coming years.
First party cookies are dished out by websites that are visited directly by the visitors. These cookies will be useful in retaining the information details about the Logins, apart from the settings of the website. On the other hand, the third-party cookies are in more prominence in understanding what kind of websites you are visiting, and when these visits were conducted. In a genuine way, third-party cookies are strong in use for the purpose of retargeting and the Ad delivery as well.
Banning of the third-party cookies comes at a time, when Google has already made it open the “Privacy Sandbox,” which is basically the standard for maintaining the urge of the Google for more of data and gaining through the consumer privacy. The Google’s response is on same level as its competitors like Apple and Mozilla, who have already taken essential steps for limiting the cookies and their actions for tracking human behavior on the internet.
The replacement of Cookies by Google’s Sandbox would make use of the smart and reliable browser-based machine learning, which would enable it to focus on the targeted ads. In addition to everything else, one cannot underestimate the Google’s Federated learning of cohorts (FLoC), which essentially looks into the targeted ads that have similar interests.
In the present scenario, more and more users are looking out for the greater privacy, and besides the privacy factor, they want high end of transparency as well as firm control how the data will be interpreted. The end purpose is to evolve a reliable and efficient web ecosystem that is beneficial to the stake holders and everyone else.
The Privacy Sandbox in the long run would become an essential means for Ad Supported web in the manner that helps in keeping the third-party cookies off the place.
What if Google did not kill the cookies? There would be nothing worse than the audience engagement, and user-based targeting will not be effective. Going for the programming tools, these can be easily integrated but then all these would result into a kind of lazy campaigning and often unrealistic one.
The reality is that Google hasn’t killed the cookies, and for this reason there are not much of hue and cry coming from the public, especially when things are discussed from the perspective of targeted advertising.
Marketers are truly careful of the industry’s dependence on Google and they need to decide exactly how and when the real acclimatization process begins with respect to the first-party data strategy because several marketing tools have already become redundant in context of the browsers. Besides, the data management systems, and even third-party data were seemingly critical in process where the communication strategies could be shaped accordingly.
The question is that are advertised irked by Google’s recent decision? There has been a lot of disappoint here on the Google’s announcement. It shows clearly that there Are several challenges that are going to be there in the marketing.
The announcement from Google comes literally as a unilateral stance. Such a change from Google comes as a surprise to many online marketers. The point here is that Google should go in public and ensure that it is not imposing the freeze on the third-party cookies instantly, unless a strong and better alternative is found and worked out.
And on the part of Google, it has serious intention of working with stakeholders and industry people to evaluate the cookie-free functions, and how these functions are going to be fruitful over a period of time. Google is all ready for its first list of trials over the cookie-free conversion measurements.