Google has started to warn visitors to its 27 localised European websites that it is using cookies. The prompt informs visitors that by using Google Search they are agreeing to allow Google to drop cookies on their computer.
The image below shows the prompt on Google UK.
Google’s action seems to be in response to the European cookie law, but many commentators are surprised at the timing.
Google has confirmed the prompt will be rolled out for the localised versions of Google in the EU and the messages will be seen on its home page, search results and on YouTube.
Google has said that its top priority is to protect its users’ privacy and security, and to give them easy ways to control their information when they use Google’s services.