9/1/2022 1:00 PM
Learn Client Hints: why is Google messing with the User Agent header?
Join our webinar and find out how Google’s Privacy Sandbox proposals will affect you
In this webinar, we’ll discuss Google’s User Agent Reduction and User Agent Client Hints proposals. Both are a big change, whether you are a website owner, web analytics professional, or performance optimization specialist, you will need to prepare. Join us on 28 September to learn more.
7/25/2022 1:00 PM
Latency issues within User Agent Client Hints
How to make your concerns known to Google
User Agent Client Hints return device information in the second request rather than the first; this can cause latency issues. We discuss why Google need to address the latency and offer a work-around.
6/14/2022 5:00 PM
Updates to User Agent Client Hints: 51Degrees Version 4.4
Full User Agent Client Hints support is now available
Version 4.4 of the 51Degrees service, which contains full User Agent Client Hints support, has now been released. Find out more about the changes and how to get started with UA-CH support.
6/7/2022 4:00 PM
Google and the CMA: first report on the Privacy Sandbox proposals
Key points from the report include updates on the User Agent reduction and User Agent Client Hints
The UK Competition and Markets Authority has received the first quarterly report from Google regarding its Privacy Sandbox proposals.
2/11/2022 4:00 PM
User Agent Client Hints (UA-CH): action needed
The UK CMA has accepted commitments from Google over the Privacy Sandbox proposals
Here's what you need to know regarding the decision, including what actions you need to take to prepare.
1/13/2022 5:00 PM
Windows 11 is only detectable with User Agent Client Hints
We’re disappointed that Microsoft communicated their sudden change so poorly
In a surprise decision by Microsoft, Windows 11 does not have an associated User Agent string and can only be detected with User Agent Client Hints. It’s interesting that Microsoft has decided to implement an experimental feature that has yet to go through the Web standards process.
11/24/2021 4:30 PM
Understanding the User Agent string
These strings hold more insight than you may realize
We know our onions when it comes to detecting information from a User Agent string. This guide will go through everything you need to know about User Agents, including how to identify a range of devices, browsers, and operating systems from the string.
10/11/2021 5:00 PM
5 tools you need to understand User Agent Client Hints
Don’t drag your heels because time is running out to prepare
The User Agent string has been part of the web for a long time, so it’s sad to see the plans to deprecate it next year. It’s important you prepare for User Agent Client Hints, the proposed UA string replacement. With these five tools, you’ll be set for the industry change.
8/10/2021 4:00 PM
User Agent Client Hints: your questions answered
User Agent Client Hints are one of the biggest changes to the device detection industry. Here’s what you need to know.
These HTTP header requests have been introduced within Chromium browsers to replace the User Agent string. While we don’t think this is a good idea, we need to upgrade our device detection capabilities to include support for this feature. This blog covers any questions you may have on User Agent Client Hints support within our device detection.
8/5/2021 1:00 PM
We’ve released version 4.3 of our API packages
Future-proof your real-time data when you upgrade to version 4.3
Google’s plans to replace the User Agent string with User Agent Client Hints are not ideal, but we have to prepare our real-time data services accordingly. Version 4.3 of our API packages now includes support for User Agent Client Hints.