joined:May 10, 2018
I'm with Cralamarre on this one. I mean, as I mentioned in my other post, the way Google displays information on their Adsense UI tells us they have different expectations for the two options (personalized vs. non-personalized ads).
If they don't, then they really need to update that section for clarity.
For personalized ads, they give us options for ad tech providers, an explanation of how personalized ads fall under their new EU User Consent Policy (directly stating here that "Ad technology providers (including Google and other ad networks and vendors) use data about your users"). They even give us a link for info on setting up "consent gathering."
But for non-personalized ads? It says none of this. Surely, if non-personalized ads also used "data about your users" requiring GDPR-level explicit consent, they would explicitly state this, as they do under the non-personalized ads option. Why wouldn't they? The implication here, having that info present under personalized ads but not the other, is that non-personalized ads do not feature "Ad technology providers" that "use data about your users."
Is this not true?
That's just my reading, but as far as Google's policies alone are concerned, it just doesn't make sense any other way.
There's certainly a ton of FUD being pushed around, though, a bunch of "You must do this or game over!" Which, as someone else said, is pretty much exactly what was going on back when the original cookie law was heading for us.