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Digging Deeper Into Google’s Privacy Sandbox With Michael Zacharski, CEO of EMX

To gain a better understanding of Google's Privacy Sandbox, we spoke with Michael Zacharski, CEO Engine Technology & EMX Digital, who believes that Google's Privacy Sandbox won't drastically hurt digital advertising and its efficiency against other advertising mediums and that this will initiate positive actions that will build a trustworthy…

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Unknown Unknowns: Speculation Mounts About Freezing Chrome’s User-Agent String

Developers on a recent GitHub thread are really heated about the Chromium project freezing the User-Agent String that provides the advertising ecosystem with metadata about a user's browser name and version, operating system, and rendering engine used\. Many fear they'll no longer have the ability to access this information to…

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What is Google’s Privacy Sandbox?

As the clock ticks on the two-year expiration of the third-party tracking cookie, the advertising industry wonders how advertising tracking and measurement will work. Google has proposed a plan called the Privacy Sandbox, a series of APIs intended to provide users with privacy while ensuring that programmatic will continue to…

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Another Big Win for Privacy: Death of Chrome’s User Agent String Signals Alarm For Publishers

While we were all busy lamenting the death of the third-party cookie, we just might have missed another privacy initiative that Google is about to implement. It's a measure to deprecate Chrome's user agent string. The user agent string is a string of metadata sent out by your browser when…

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The Big Google Cookie Crumble: 5 Sessions To Help You Prep

Google’s recent announcement that it would follow Safari and Firefox in eliminating third-party tracking cookies—within two years—shook the digital advertising industry like an earthquake off the Richter scale. Are you panicking at the idea that the majority of your inventory will soon lack identifiers? Are you hyperventilating about digital publishers'…

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What is Google’s New Chrome SameSite Cookie Policy?

Starting February 4, 2020, Under the Incrementally Better Cookies Policy, Chrome will treat cookies that have no declared SameSite value as SameSite=Lax, restricting the sharing of cookie data across sites. For external access, cookies will need to be set to SameSite=None; Secure and will have to be accessed from secure…

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Does Google Really Not See Their Digital Advertising Dominance Is a Legit Thing?

In the past week, Google became embroiled in a serious face-off against a firing squad of 50 state attorney generals related to the tech giant’s dominance over the digital advertising ecosystem. The funny thing is Google is the only one in the industry—including ad tech companies, advertisers and publishers—who doesn’t…

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