Google is facing legal action in the UK

 

Google is facing legal action in the UK over claims it breached the privacy of people browsing the internet on Apple computers and mobile devices.

Twelve people are seeking damages from the company for allegedly tracking their use of the web without their knowledge.

The claimants say Google designed a code to secretly install cookies - small tracking files - on the Safari internet browser.

Cookies can be used to target advertising based on the type of websites someone looks at.