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Old 06-01-2011, 01:02 AM
 
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Default Re: EU Legislation on cookies...

It appears to me that it depends on what you are using the cookies for.

If there is any element of tracking or preference then explicit consent is needed.

If it is purely for shopping cart usage then it is exempt.

ICO states:

The only exception to this rule is if what you are doing is ▒strictly
necessary▓ for a service requested by the user. This exception is a
narrow one but might apply, for example, to a cookie you use to
ensure that when a user of your site has chosen the goods they
wish to buy and clicks the ▒add to basket▓ or ▒proceed to checkout▓
button, your site ▒remembers▓ what they chose on a previous page.
You would not need to get consent for this type of activity.

I would read it that if there is any use of a cookie before that point of use then consent would be needed.

We need to ascertain when the use of the cookie is implemented on X-Cart.

It would need looking at but maybe using the site with the 'Catalog' facility and then when the user clicks on 'add to cart' the 'cookie' would be activated.

I did notice that ICO have already implemented cookie consent on their site.
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Default Re: EU Legislation on cookies...

I only found out about this today. Has anybody got an answer yet as to what we would need to do to comply using X-Cart? I assume most people would be using Analytics thus need to ask permission on any landing page?
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Default Re: EU Legislation on cookies...

Can anyone comment on this if we need to worry. QT - do you have an official position (opinion) on this? Specially this paragraph

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In theory, any U.S. company running a website that may be used by any citizen of any European Union country would have to follow the rules or risk being brought up on charges by an EU country.

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9220137/Internet_privacy_Cookies_as_a_weapon?source=rss_la test_content&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed &utm_campaign=Feed%3A+computerworld%2Fnews%2Ffeed+ %28Latest+from+Computerworld%29

Is there a chance or need Safe Harbor framework to be "added" to XC?
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Default Re: EU Legislation on cookies...

Has anyone resolved this issue and if not, what are we legally obliged to do?

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Apparently noone. And since QT is not commenting on this looks like they have no idea what to do with XC about this issue
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Default Re: EU Legislation on cookies...

From what I have heard/read, if you are running a shopping cart and don't use your cookies for anything else - you are exempt from this.
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Default Re: EU Legislation on cookies...

Just a heads-up to everyone that the 12 month grace period mentioned previously is almost up.
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Default Re: EU Legislation on cookies...

Interesting read,
Cookies: Majority of government sites to miss deadline
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Default Re: EU Legislation on cookies...

Any update on this, do we need to change things or not?
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:58 AM
 
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Default Re: EU Legislation on cookies...

Seems like no-one has an answer to this. To follow one of the big boys; Tesco.com have taken a passive line - changing their Privacy Policy to Privacy and Cookie Policy. They then list their cookies and what they do (as do most of the others I have seen who have made reference to this EU law). From what I read, as long as you are making some kind of attempt to address the problem you wont be subject to proceedings if reported/caught.

I've made a list of the cookies my store seems to put on the PC - can anyone (from X-Cart, perhaps) explain what they do so at least we can make a stab at it?

store language (fairly obvious)
xidA_remember
xidC_remember
Referer Cookie (fairly obvious)
_utma
_utmb (used when you ad something to the cart)
_utmc ( ditto )
_utmz
xid

Anyone know of any I've missed?
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