Both GD Security Toolbox Pro and GD Security Headers plugins have been updated with changes related to the Permissions Policy header to add the new rule dealing with the upcoming Google targeting feature called FLoC.
The FLoC stands for ‘Federated Learning of Cohorts,’ and it is a new technology developed by Google to track users as a replacement for third-party cookies. Third-party cookies are a very intrusive method for tracking, and in recent years, most browsers are blocking them by default, or you can use extensions for browsers to deal with that. With third-party cookies tech dying, Google decided to develop a new tracking method. Now, I am not going to go into the whole deal with FLoC, and you can search on the internet to learn more about it, both good and bad, and why it would be beneficial for your website visitors to disable Cohorts for your website.
To disable FLoC, you need to use Permissions Policy. Both plugins have been updated to include the ‘Interest Cohort’ policy rule with recommendations on disabling that feature for your website.
To see the list of all the changes, please check out the changelogs for: GD Security Headers, GD Security Toolbox Pro. If you find any issues, please, report them in the support forums for: GD Security Headers, GD Security Toolbox Pro.