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      Rhode Island to share in 36-state settlement with Google

      Rhode Island will receive approximately $230,000 as part of a large settlement with Google, over its tracking of consumers.

      In all, 36 states will share $17 million.

      The settlement acknowledges certain users may not have been aware of third-party 'cookies' registered on their computers.

      The settlement also states Google may have placed the 'cookies' without the user's consent.

      In addition to the payout,{}the agreement outlines several policies that Google must now follow.

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