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will stop offering third-party companies the ability to buy ads based on people's browsing history, a practice that for years has been one of the pillars of

digital advertising


The company, which controls more than half of the

Internet advertising


, collected this information through so-called "


", small tracking files that our devices generate every time we visit a website and that


could associate with each person. particular.

With this history, it created very precise profiles on the interests of each user, information that it then used to improve the effectiveness of the ads that third companies bought through the

Google Ads



A long-awaited change

Last year


announced that


, its browser, would stop collecting these types

of third-party cookies


It is partly a decision to which the company has been forced because some of the rival browsers, such as




, no longer allow this type of monitoring, and therefore the strategy has lost effectiveness.

David Temkin, Google's Director of Product Management, Advertising Privacy and Trust, added that

Google will

not replace this feature with any other individual tracking tool.


digital advertising

does not evolve to address the growing concerns of users about their


and how their identity is used, the future of the free and open web is at risk," he explains.

According to a study by the Pew Sociological Research Center, 72% of users are convinced that almost everything they do on the Internet is being tracked by advertisers and technology companies, and 81% say that the possible risks that it poses to them the capture of your data outweigh the benefits.

"Users shouldn't have to agree to be tracked online to benefit from relevant advertising. And advertisers shouldn't have to track consumers online to reap the benefits of

digital advertising,

" Temkin explains.


has begun testing other strategies focused on stakeholders that are not individually associated.

This allows you to offer ads that are also relevant but with a lower risk for



One of them is


(Federated Cohort Learning), which groups together people with common interests and offers the group, not the individual, as a target for a campaign.

With FLoC,


claims to have achieved a



that is 95% effective in conversion per dollar invested when compared to


based advertising


This means that advertisers will have to pay a little more to get the same ROI they are getting now, but not much more, and the benefit for privacy is clear.


The decline of

third-party cookies

has forced many companies in the advertising industry to rethink their strategy and business model.

Several are trying to find alternative individual identifiers that will allow them to continue developing accurate profiles to serve advertising, but they argue that



is far from altruistic.

Given the control you have over the market, you can create an alternative system that, although more user-friendly, works in a closed and opaque way for the rest of the industry.



, however, there are immediate benefits to the change in strategy.

The company has for years faced increasing oversight by governments and regulatory bodies over the

data it collects from users


At times, this increased vigilance has also resulted in millionaire fines and costly restrictions.

The new model will allow it to continue operating but with less regulatory pressure.

According to the criteria of The Trust Project

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