- G20 governmental websites create cookies from third-party trackers.
- Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, and Russia lead the ranking with almost 100%.
- There are also persistent cookies that are created by trackers lasting for days or months.
Cookies from third-party trackers
The group studied popular governmental websites across different countries and estimated to what degree the visits to these sites are tracked by third parties. Unfortunately, the results show that tracking is a serious concern. In some countries, up to 90% of these websites generate cookies from third-party trackers without any consent from users.
Despite people being worried about online tracking, apparently, governments also breach their citizens’ privacy. The research group states that with this publication the research team aims to put more pressure on governments to clean up their own house first and, by doing so, set an example and be more convincing about the importance of implementing the GDPR in practice.