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New EU Cookie law, (is TNS compliant ?)
« on: 25/05/2012 10:38:09 »
New European cookie law means websites have to ask if it's OK to store a cookie on your computer ...
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New EU cookie law (e-Privacy Directive)

The law which applies to how you use cookies and similar technologies for storing information on a userís equipment such as their computer or mobile device changed on 26 May 2011 ...

Our latest guidance (May 2012) sets out the changes to the cookies law and explains the steps you need to take to ensure you comply. The updated guidance provides additional information around the issue of implied consent:

    Implied consent is a valid form of consent and can be used in the context of compliance with the revised rules on cookies.
    If you are relying on implied consent you need to be satisfied that your users understand that their actions will result in cookies being set. Without this understanding you do not have their informed consent.
    You should not rely on the fact that users might have read a privacy policy that is perhaps hard to find or difficult to understand.
http://www.ico.gov.uk/for_organisations/privacy_and_electronic_communications/the_guide/cookies.aspx
« Last Edit: 26/05/2012 04:09:54 by RD »


 

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Re: New EU Cookie law, (is TNS compliant ?)
« Reply #1 on: 26/05/2012 15:30:44 »
I would think that signing in for an account in any system would give implied consent for a local cookie.  Do Guests get cookies?

That doesn't necessarily mean that one is consenting for cookies to be shared with other websites.

What does TNS do with  google-analytics.com?
 

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Re: New EU Cookie law, (is TNS compliant ?)
« Reply #2 on: 26/05/2012 15:46:35 »
Do Guests get cookies?

On TNS yes ...



.... google-analytics.com?

user tracking made possible by google-analytics is what caused the cookie law to be created ...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Analytics#Legislation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Analytics#Privacy_issues
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Re: New EU Cookie law, (is TNS compliant ?)
« Reply #3 on: 27/05/2012 10:35:05 »
The UK utilities like Gas and phone seem to be complying with the new cookie law ...

 

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Re: New EU Cookie law, (is TNS compliant ?)
« Reply #4 on: 28/05/2012 22:47:59 »
Does the TNS use LSO:s too?
I have a vague memory of seeing that before, but as I've set mine to get rid of all cookies each time I close down I'm not sure? Looked in 'better privacy' now but saw none there.
 

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Re: New EU Cookie law, (is TNS compliant ?)
« Reply #5 on: 29/05/2012 16:22:35 »
Double checked it, although to lazy to really go out and search.
seems as if LSO:s only are connected to flash?

That surprise me a little. It's a golden opportunity for any programmers wanting to put a 'mark' upon the web, I need to check this up, but not today, I've just got paid. ahem...
 

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