Cookie Control Extension?

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Cookie Control Extension?

Postby PixelPrinses » Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:13 am

Hello all,

Just wondering, is there already a 'cookie control' extension for PivotX?
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Re: Cookie Control Extension?

Postby hansfn » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:25 am

You mean something like http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/cookie-control/

No, there isn't an extension like that for PivotX.
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Re: Cookie Control Extension?

Postby PvC » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:54 pm

I'd be interested in such an extension too, since "cookie control" is obligatory by law in NL & UK (probably others too), and sites that do not comply do risk a (rather big) fine.

I have no idea how to implement this for pivotx.

Been looking at this solution

http://www.civicuk.com/cookie-law/deployment

...but, while the script works fine and looks good, it is just not really doing anything until step 4 is deployed...and I have no idea how to do anything like that ...

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Re: Cookie Control Extension?

Postby Bob » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:17 pm

First and foremost: Let me say that this whole "cookie law" is complete rubbish. There is no way that it'll hold up in court, if a website is sued by OPTA.

If you want a cookie-bar, it's not that hard. We've done it for a couple of clients: see here, for example: http://fietsen.123.nl/ , http://www.almaconsulting.nl/
If other people want to use it, i'll see if me or one of my colleagues can do a write-up on how to do this.
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Re: Cookie Control Extension?

Postby PvC » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:35 pm

True, it is rubbish and nonsense indeed. Still, I would not really want to be the one that's picked as an example test case in court.
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Re: Cookie Control Extension?

Postby Justin » Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:04 pm

Is there an extention for this as I would be pleased to have something like this on my site.

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Re: Cookie Control Extension?

Postby ljhelbo » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:36 pm

I am not really sure, how this is intended to work? There must be a panel that shows up, when the page is loaded. If the user clicks "OK", then the panel should not show up again (probably a cookie should be set to hide it)?

But what should happen, if the user will not accept the use of cookies? Do we need a function to actively block cookies all over the site or should the panel simply keep popping up every time the user enters a page or subpage?
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Re: Cookie Control Extension?

Postby PvC » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:06 pm

There should be different options if the user does not accept cookies. Certain cookies should not be places then, esp. tracking cookies. The cookie control (deployment) script I mentioned earlier has some examples for that.
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Re: Cookie Control Extension?

Postby ljhelbo » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:28 pm

OK, but - as far as i know, a standard PivotX installation will only place some session-cookies, and if I understand this strange law correct, they are not covered anyway.

So tracking-cookies or things like that could only come from some other extension or embedded banners etc. As we do not know, what they are, a cookie control extension could not control them. At the most it could set a global variable (maybe: $cookies_allowed ). Other areas of the site could then check this variable before setting any cookies. Would this be OK?
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Re: Cookie Control Extension?

Postby PvC » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:46 pm

I don't think a standard installation is a problem, there are only session cookies and cookies necessary to get it working.
But as soon as stuff from Facebook, Twitter, Google Analytics etc. are also included there are other cookies involved. A user should probably have an option to only 'partially block'...
I would not know if your solution would work; as said I stopped at the deployment part where every cookie placement was individually handled. That was too technical for me. I chose to use the basic option (just information for the user) for my blog, and see what the future brings
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