As many would have known, there're many privacy groups, opposing on how google gets and stores information from users across the internet through it's Search Engine and other services offerings, including Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs and etc!
As we log in to our google accounts everyday, or even just do a simple search without logging in, google would give our browsers a cookie to munch on. But just how long does this cookie really last?
Previously, Google set the expiry of this cookie to expire in 2038. But the good news is, Google have set the cookie expiration to be two years instead! So what exactly could be stored in this cookie and how could it really invade your privacy and online experience?
There are several ways. Using these cookies, google could store all your search records (yes, including those that you search on em, "the art gallery", that you do not want to let your wife see) and potentially have it store your surfing habits too (even through you're not on google's site) !
Also, Google announced that it would anonymize data, including IP addresses and cookie ID numbers, after 18 months.
Click here to read more about the volume of personal data Google is gathering.