Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC)

Introduced in GitLab 13.12.

Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC) is a new feature of the Chrome browser. It works by categorizing users into different cohorts, so that advertisers can use this data to uniquely target and track users. For more information, see the FLoC repository.

To avoid users being tracked and categorized in any GitLab instance, FLoC is disabled by default by sending the following header:

Permissions-Policy: interest-cohort=()

To enable it:

  1. On the left sidebar, select Search or go to.
  2. Select Admin Area.
  3. Select Settings > General.
  4. Expand Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC).
  5. Select the Participate in FLoC checkbox.
  6. Select Save changes.