While on one side, with Chrome 80 release Google has started to roll ut SameSite cookies to prevent cross-site attacks, on the other side, the company is working to improve cookie Settings UI for its browser on Android. By default, Chrome allows cookies and offers an option to block third-party ones, the Chromium team is now adding two more options –Block third-party cookies in incognito and Block all cookies -and providing information on what browser cookies & third-party cookies actually are in a simple language on the redesigned Cookie Settings page.
“Cookies are files created by websites you visit. Sites you use them to remember your preferences. Third-party cookies are created by other sites. These sites own some of the content, like ads or images, that you see on the webpage you visit.” the text on the new cookie Settings page informs.
“Implement a four-state radio button control and show info text in cookie settings” the bug description reads. The new UI is behind a flag, which you can see by enabling improved cookie controls flag (“Enable improved cookie controls UI in Incognito mode”) in Chrome Canary 82.
With the new UI, you can able to block third-party cookies in Incognito and block all cookies, the latter is not recommended, as doing so may break a lot of websites. With the above flag set to enabled, in private mode, 3rd-party cookies will be blocked, you can unblock or disable them in the new Cookie Setting UI by visiting settings > Site Settings > Cookies.
The design prepped by Google reveals (check the below screenshot), the new Cookie Settings screen may feature a cookie image as well, but as of now, the image hasn’t made into Canary, expect that to come a little bit later.