The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, in In Re: Google Inc. Cookie Placement Consumer Privacy Litigation, upheld the dismissal of nearly all claims brought against Google and other companies based on allegations that the defendants tricked Internet browsers into accepting advertising cookies.  But it allowed privacy claims against Google under the California Constitution and tort law to proceed, finding that a reasonable factfinder could determine that Google’s overriding of the browsers’ cookie-blocking technology was “highly offensive” or “an egregious breach of social norms.”