Digital Marketing

Cookie Phase Out Delayed

Google has announced another delay in its plan to phase out third-party cookies in Chrome, now extending the deadline to early next year. This decision reflects ongoing discussions and feedback from various stakeholders, underscoring the complex nature of transitioning to a cookieless future. At Herdl, we recognise this delay not as a setback, but as a valuable extension to refine our strategies and ensure our clients are ahead of the curve in adapting to new advertising technologies. While no immediate action is necessary, the revised timeline should be utilised to prepare alternative measures as phases out cookies remains a priority for Google.

Currently, 35% of global internet traffic operates in environments that already block third-party cookies by default. This significant portion of the market highlights the urgent need for businesses to evolve their tracking and advertising methods to maintain effectiveness. Consumer consent rates for tracking are notably inconsistent across platforms, presenting a challenge for marketers striving to reach their target audiences effectively. The variability in consumer behaviour underscores the importance of developing versatile, innovative solutions that respect user privacy while delivering targeted advertising.

Our approach emphasises the importance of using this extended period for proactive development rather than complacency. We see the delayed timeline as a critical opportunity for growth and preparation. This additional time enables us to further test and refine our alternative ad-targeting and tracking solutions, ensuring that our strategies are not only ready but also ahead of industry standards by the time third-party cookies are phased out. However, in the meantime, we’ll utilise the most effective methods to ensure our clients continue to perform at the highest levels possible.

We are already making significant progress in testing new technologies and frameworks that will allow us to continue delivering exceptional results for our clients – even in a cookieless future. Our focus during this extended period is to learn what resonates most effectively with consumers and to develop robust systems that can operate efficiently in a post-cookie web. Understanding and leveraging these new tracking and reporting methods will enable us to offer our clients unparalleled service, tailored to meet the diverse objectives around performance and return on investment.

As industry standards evolve, so do we. Herdl is dedicated to equipping our clients with the tools and strategies needed to thrive in a cookieless future. Contact us today to discover how our marketing services can help boost your revenue during this critical period of change and beyond.

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