GitHub.com dumps non-essential cookies
Codesharing site eliminates cookies related to tracking, advertising, other non-essential uses
18 December 2020 | 0
GitHub has removed all non-essential cookies from GitHub.com and its subdomains. The move is intended to protect privacy and prioritise the developer experience, the company said. Users will no longer see cookie banners on the popular codesharing site.
Developers on GitHub and elsewhere have been bogged down with alerts, check boxes, and approval banners, GitHub said.
GitHub pointed out that European Union law has required the use of cookie banners if websites contain cookies not required for it to work. Common examples of these cookies are third party analytics, tracking, and advertising services. These services collect information about behaviour across the Web, store it in databases, and use it to serve personalised ads.
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