Google cookies will ‘auto delete’ after 2 years

Google has said that its cookies will auto delete after two years. They will be deleted unless the user returns to a Google site within the two-year period, prompting a re-setting of the file’s lifespan.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6901946.stm
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2007/07/17/1184559746220.html
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2007/07/17/1184559749088.htmlAlso see:
Google to cut down its ‘cookie monster’
Google will reduce the amount of time that “cookies” are installed on users’ computers to track their online habits, in a bid to address mounting concern over privacy.The internet search giant said that “in the coming months” it will start to issue cookies that expire two years after a user visits its website, but they will be updated each time that they return. Google cookies last until 2038 at present.
http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/technology/article2093752.ece
Google yields to privacy campaign
Google is to begin deleting private information it stores on the computers of millions of users, Google announced. The company currently stores cookies – small pieces of information which help identify users – on computers for more than 30 years.
http://technology.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,2128398,00.html
http://informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=201001831
http://computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9027208

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