Facebook denies silent stalking of punters (again)
Hamburg watchdog pokes 'suspicious' cookies
The company denied it was slurping such data from its stalkerbase as claimed by the Hamburg data protection authority (DPA).
"No information we receive when you see a social plugins is used to target ads, we delete or anonymise this information within 90 days, and we never sell your information."
On the thorny topic of logged-out cookies, Facebook said it deleted the files when a user signed out of the site.
"We do not receive personally identifiable cookie information when logged-out users browse the web," the firm said.
The Hamburg DPA has previously warned Facebook that it would be fined by the watchdog if the company failed to delete the "biometric data" it harvested from its facial recognition tech.
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