Starting on January 2nd, 2024, Google Drive will no longer necessitate the enabling of third-party cookies for downloading files. This development coincides with Google’s plans to disable third-party cookies by default in its Chrome browser, aligning with the efforts of other browser manufacturers such as Mozilla and Apple to enhance user privacy.
Google Is Fixing Cooking Problem With Google Drive Download
This change in Google Drive’s policy aims to address a frustrating issue that hinders users from downloading files when third-party cookies are disabled. In the event that users encounter this problem, Google’s support page advises manually creating an exception for Google Drive to permit the use of third-party cookies.
While Google’s official blog post does not provide a specific explanation for Google Drive’s reliance on third-party cookies, there is speculation that it might be linked to the service’s use of a separate domain (googleusercontent.com) to host user-uploaded content as a security measure. These cookies are then utilized to verify a user’s permission to download a particular file. We have reached out to Google for further clarification and will update this post if we receive a response.
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