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Chrome 80 is available on PC and Mac: no more annoying notifications, here are the new features

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Chrome 80 is now available on Windows, Mac and Linux. This new stable version of Google's web browser marks the arrival of several appreciable new features. We take stock of everything that changes with Chrome 80 below.

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Almost two months after Chrome 79, Google started deploying Chrome 80 on Windows, MacOS and Linux computers. Deployment will roll out over the next few days and weeks. Chrome 80.0.3987.87 contains a number of fixes and improvements explains Google on its official blog. The iteration fixes in particular 56 security flaws.

Less annoying notification requests

As promised, Chrome 80 first changes the way web site notifications are managed by the browser. From now on, Internet users will no longer be constantly bothered by requests for notifications from the websites visited. instead of the usual pop-up, Chrome will display a new, less invasive interface on the right side of the address bar. This discrete interface takes the form of a small bar bell (see above).

By default, Chrome will block notifications from a website that you visit for the first time according to your browsing habits. Discreetly, a window specifies that you generally block notifications. To let the site inform you, click here. To change this default setting in your browser, go to Settings> Site settings> Notifications.

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A new cookie classification system

Second, Chrome 80 will restrict a site’s cookies to its domain name. By default, cookies from websites will therefore no longer be accessible to third parties, unless the website developers decide otherwise. This new cookie classification system allows secure the use of cookies and prevent hackers from using it to hack you.

Chrome 80 will process cookies with no SameSite value declared as SameSite = Lax cookies. Only cookies with the value SameSite = None; Secure will be available in third-party contexts, provided that they are accessible from secure connections, explains Google. This will make third-party cookies more secure and give users more precise controls over browser cookies. says the Mountain View company.

The new version of Chrome also automatically updates HTTP HTTPS audio and video level. If the content is unable to load over HTTPS, the browser will simply block it. However, HTTP images on HTTPS pages will continue to be displayed, but the browser will indicate that the page is not secure in the address bar. What do you think of these new features? We await your opinion in the comments below.

Click here to download Google Chrome 80 on Windows, Mac and Linux