Google Chrome 80 Released with Major Cookie Changes

Google Chrome 80 is now available for download on all supported platforms, including Windows, Linux, and Mac, and while the release notes include several notable improvements, one of the most important changes concerns cookies.

Beginning with this release, Google begins the rollout of a new cookie classification system, which the company claims is “secure by default.”

“Chrome will begin enforcing a new secure-by-default cookie classification system, treating cookies that have no declared SameSite value as  SameSite=Lax cookies. Only cookies set as SameSite=None; Secure will be available in third-party contexts, provided they are being accessed from secure connections,” Google announced earlier this month.

Gradual rollout beginning February 17

The changes were originally announced in May 2019 when Google also provided additional information for developers in order to prepare for the update.

And while the new behavior will be included in Chrome 80… (read more)
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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.