- 12 Nov 2008 - 07:33
One complication is that since external tools like Sourceforge are being used, it may be difficult to list in detail what cookies are being used for on these external sites. An exception for external servers (such as the one in the section on server logs) may be required.
- 12 Nov 2008 - 23:31
I have updated the draft policy to include some provisions for tracking cookies.
- 12 Oct 2008
The UK is due to start enforcing the EU policy on information storage and retrieval consent. This triggered me into looking at the regulations.
Most websites in the EU seem to be playing a waiting game; probably waiting to see what google does.
It seems to me that we can easily obtain an explicit consent from a user who logs in, with a small modification to the login page. Getting a consent from a casual visitor, however, is tricky.
Irrespective of the outcome of any action taken against major websites, I believe Foswiki has to have a plan in place to implement such a consent mechanism, if we want to continue using hosting in the EU.
The UK advice is here: http://www.ico.gov.uk/for_organisations/privacy_and_electronic_communications/the_guide/cookies.aspx
Obviously Foswiki is not hosted in the UK; however the rest of the EU will be implementing similar laws on similar timescales (the dutch equivalent appears, if anything, somewhat stiffer).
- 04 Apr 2012
: I wouldn't care abouit t
: what I can agree to is a message in template login saying "we are storing a cookie for your session"
The EU "cookie law" has finally kicked in http://blog.silktide.com/2013/01/the-stupid-cookie-law-is-dead-at-last/
- 02 Feb 2013