detected magazine research that this was "special code" in 22 of the top 100 websites while surfing from a computer, and 23 sites when using the iPhone browser. The publication notes that "once the coding has been activated could enable tracking of Google, the vast majority of Web sites."
Mountain View-based company has maintained his innocence, claiming its advertising cookies do not collect personal information. "The Journal mischaracterizes what happened and why. We used well-known safari functionality to features had signed in Google users are enabled. It is important to emphasize that these advertising cookies do not collect any personal data," said a Google representative.
Vibrant Media, Media Innovation Group and PointRoll all used a similar code for tracking. Out of all the companies, Google has the largest market share and deliver Internet ads that were viewed at least once by 93% of all U.S. Internet users in December. Apple-stretched out his hand to The Journal , and informed the publication that "working to put a stop to" the company to bypass code that Safari's privacy settings.