Google’s Cookie Cross-Site Tracking Update and eMoney

Cross-site cookie handling on Google Chrome is changing on February 4, 2020. This change may impact select eMoney integrations that provide direct access to the integration partner framed-in on (the same page as) your eMoney application.

But before we dive into exactly what this change means for some eMoney integration users, let’s cover the basics.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small files stored by your web browser that track your movement and activity within a website (like eMoney). They allow websites to streamline your browsing experience by saving login credentials and customizing the web pages you’re visiting.

Many eMoney integration partners use cookies as part of their single-sign on process when accessing the integrations through the eMoney application.

What’s changing in Google Chrome on February 4?

Google is implementing a new model for cookie security and transparency on the Chrome browser. This change will update the default security settings for cookies and prevent external access, which is what we use for eMoney’s integrations.

How will this impact select eMoney integrations?

Due to this change, our integration partners will need to update their settings to allow external cookie access, otherwise eMoney integrations which frame-in their website, will produce an error when attempting to access their website.

We’ve reached out to all of our integration partners about this change in hopes that they can update their settings before the change goes into effect on February 4. If these updates are not made in time, we will change access on our end to open the page in a new tab rather than frame-in the integration website to ensure a smooth user experience.

However, opening the integration site in a new page will impact some of the integrations existing features. Most notably, you’ll lose access to the eMoney integration bar you currently see when accessing the integration partner through single-sign on from eMoney.

Note: The Manage Clients feature is available on the integrations overview page.

Written By

Joseph Pearson is a Client Communications Supervisor with eMoney Advisor, LLC. A three-time eMoney Wingbowl Champion, one-time Chili Cook-off Runner-up and Gold Stevie® Award-winning Front-Line Customer Service Professional of the year for 2016 - Joe is a proud father, devoted husband, and he always tries turning it off and back on again before calling IT.