Facebook have come under fire from a German watchdog group following allegations that the world’s largest social network aer using cookies to create tracking profiles of users without their consent, allowing the network to keep tabs on a user’s web-browsing habits.
The site has denied the claim made by the Hamburg Data Protection Authority (DPA), stating that “Facebook does not track users across the web”.
“No information we receive when you see social plugins is used to target ads, we delete or anonymise this information within 90 days, and we never sell your information.”
Facebook also stated that all user-related cookies are deleted once a Facebook member signs out of the site.
“We do not receive personally identifiable cookie information when logged-out users browse the web,” Facebook stressed.