After apple and the firefox developer mozilla took action against so-called cookies from data collectors, google also wants to remove them from its chrome web browser in the next two years.
Chrome dominates the market of programs for navigating the web with a share of more than 60 percent. This may have sealed the end of this kind of data collection.
Cookies are small files that, for example, a website can store in the browser in order to recognize a user the next time he or she visits the site. But they can also be used to follow a person from website to website.