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Paris: French regulators have hit Google and Facebook with 210 million euros (237 million dollars) in fines over their use of cookies, the data used to track users online, authorities said Thursday.

US tech giants, including the likes of Apple and Amazon, have come under growing pressure over their businesses practices across Europe, where they have faced massive fines and plans to impose far-reaching EU rules on how they operate.

The 150-million-euro fine imposed on Google was a record by France's National Commission for Information Technology and Freedom (CNIL), beating a previous cookie-related fine of 100 million euros against the company in December 2020.

Facebook was handed a 60-million-euro fine.

The two platforms have three months to adapt their practices, after which France will impose fines of 100,000 euros per day, CNIL added.

Google told a news agency that it would change its practices following the ruling. In accordance with the expectations of internet users, they are committed to implementing new changes, as well as to working actively with CNIL in response to its decision, the US firm said in a statement.

Cookies are little packets of data that are set up on a user's computer when they visit a website, allowing web browsers to save information about their session. They are highly valuable for Google and Facebook as ways to personalize advertising, their primary source of revenue. 




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