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eu cookies regulations

    Feb 05 2012 18:10:43

    #1

    paul_richardson

    Join date : 2008-10-04      Posts : 70

    Hi Guys,

    I have been reading about the EU Cookies Regulations and am a little confused.

    It says people must "opt in" to accept cookies, but then says if cookies are essential (such as shopping sites) then it is not neccesary.

    Does any one know the truth?

    Regards,

    Paul



    Feb 05 2012 22:43:20

    #2

    Debbie Q

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 4994

    GT posted this a couple days ago...

    "My reading of the publication and Mal has confirmed it, is that shopping cart cookies are exempt."

    "This exception is likely to apply, for example, to a cookie used to ensure that when a user of a site has chosen the goods they wish to buy and clicks the ‘add to basket’ or ‘proceed to checkout’ button, the site ‘remembers’ what they chose on a previous page. This cookie is strictly necessary to provide the service the user requests (taking the purchase they want to make to the checkout) and so the exception would apply and no consent would be required."

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    Apr 14 2012 19:26:29

    #3

    Pertinax

    Join date : 2012-02-03      Posts : 9

    Am I correct to understand that the shopping cart won't work if the users have cookies disabled ?

    I've read elsewhere that the cookies expire after an hour - is that 1 hour from being created or 1 hour from last use ?

    Is that irrespective of the browser state or do the cookies expire immediately if the browser is closed ?



    Apr 14 2012 19:48:25

    #4

    Pertinax

    Join date : 2012-02-03      Posts : 9

    Actually, is it completely true that the cookies expire after one hour ?

    If on the Payments page, the buyer ticks the
    'Remember my name and address for my future purchases.' box doesn't this create a permanent cookie ?



    Apr 15 2012 05:11:04

    #5

    GT

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 3207

    By checking the box to save their information, they are accepting a cookie. The cookie does not store any information that is private.

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    Apr 28 2012 15:24:18

    #6

    cassie75

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 273

    GT said By checking the box to save their information, they are accepting a cookie. The cookie does not store any information that is private.

    Is there any way of changing what the cart says to make it clear - ie

    Remember my name and address for my future purchases. By clicking this you accept a cookie will be downloaded to your computer. This is to comply with EU's Privacy and Communications Directive that came into force on the 26 May 2011.

    I also have forum - know it is nothing to do with Mal's but wondered how others are getting around this issue for their forums?

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