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Google is carrying out new cookie popup on Google Search and YouTube with the “reject all” option in Europe



Google is carrying out new cookie popups on Google Search and YouTube with the reject all option in Europe .

Google is changing its cookie popups on Google Search and YouTube in Europe. The new cookie banner is carried out already, and the primary change that it presents is the integration of a “reject all” button to block all non-essential cookies from being set and non-essential information from being gathered.

At this moment, when you visit a Google-owned Internet website for the first time, you will see the before you proceed with the cookie banner. The banner illuminates you about the use of cookies on the property. The classic banner has two buttons, one to customize the information collection and the “I agree” button.

Users who want to diminish the use of cookies and data gathering need to select the “customize” option to change the defaults. The “I agree” option gives Google full control over the gathering.

The customize page shows a few options, including YouTube History, Search customization, or ad personalization, that can be turned on or off on the property.

Carrying out now in Europe is a new cookie banner that is giving users an easier option to block all cookies except essential ones.

Google notes in the declaration that this is coming to Google Search and YouTube in Europe for guests who are not signed in to a Google account at the time or are in Incognito mode. The rollout has begun in France and Google intends to carry the updated cookie banner to all member states of the European Economic Area, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland soon (Google didn’t give specifics).

The cookie overlay gives details on the use of cookies and the collection of information when users select the reject all or accept all buttons.

As per it, Google will use a base set of cookies and data no matter what the user chooses. The information is used to “deliver and maintain Google services, “track outages and protect against spam, fraud, and abuse”, and “measure audience engagement and site statistics”.

The optional set of cookies and data is possibly used assuming that the client selects “accept all” or keeps specific options on the customize page turned on. Users who select the new “reject all” button will not have these gathered anymore:

  • Create and work on new services.
  • Deliver and measure the viability of ads.
  • Show personalized content, contingent upon your settings.
  • Show personalized ads, contingent upon your settings.

Closing Words

A few organizations and associations make it difficult for users to reject all non-essential cookies. The presentation of a “reject all” option that is shown as noticeably as the “accept all” button is a step in the right direction.

Internet users have various options to manage cookies and data gathering on their end. They might disable third-party cookies in their browsers, clear cookies regularly, use expansions to bypass and deny cookie prompts automatically, or use various services, e.g., Brave Search rather than Google Search, Invidious rather than Youtube. Augmentations like Privacy Redirects assist with that automatically.

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