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Search Engine Watch: Google Not Installing Third Party Cookies--It's Firefox Prefetching

Jan 26, 2006, 12:15 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Danny Sullivan)

"John Battelle spotted a post from Chris Marino at Tumbling Duke that has the worrisome suggestion that Google is allowing third parties to set cookies based on searches people do. But I dropped an IM to Dave Naylor, who immediately spotted this being due to Firefox prefetching.

"If you use Firefox, Google will automatically preload the pages showing in the top search results..."

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