Google’s cookies to expire faster

Those who have heard something about Google’s cookies will know that Google has set its cookies to expire 36 years after its creation. Also Google holds a record of your IP and preferences on their servers too. Well this is all gonna change now.

In a recent story on the Google Blog Google has said that it’s cookies are going to expire faster from a users computer. Also the IP and preference records stored on the Google servers are also going to be anonymized after 2 years. I think this is a move to shut the mouth of numerous groups of Google haters out there.

If you don’t know what a cookie is, it is a small file that a web site puts on your computer to save some preference settings, shopping details or activity of you on the particular site so that the next time you visit that site you get a better service. The life time of the cookie is specified by the website inside the cookie itself or you can delete the cookie by clearing private data or internet history by the regular ways. Previously Google had set the time for expiration of their cookies to be 36 years after they had been created. That is really funny when tha average period a single PC is used is less than 5 years. Well any way this is not much of a great change, 2 years is a lot of time I think !

Anyways you can manually delete any cookies by clearing the full internet history.