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Action 32 -- Proposed language for site-specific exception

From: John Simpson <john@consumerwatchdog.org>
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 09:00:10 -0600
Message-Id: <3CF8B18C-2024-472B-8D38-9BDFFBCA33F8@consumerwatchdog.org>
Cc: "public-tracking@w3.org Group WG" <public-tracking@w3.org>
To: "Aleecia M. McDonald" <aleecia@aleecia.com>, Nicholas Doty <npdoty@w3.org>
Proposed language for a site-specific exception using a cookie:

> When a DNT enabled user agent grants a site-specific exception, the site places a site-specific opt-in cookie on the user agent allowing the site to respond as a First Party.  The DNT header must remain enabled so that if the user returns to the site, both the user's general preference for DNT and the site-specific exception will be clear.  This could enable the site to provide a higher level of privacy than if DNT were not enabled, but less than if the exception had not been granted. Opt-in site-specific exception cookies should expire within three months, enabling the site to determine periodically whether the user intends to continue to grant an exception.

John M. Simpson
Consumer Advocate
Consumer Watchdog
Tel: 310-392-7041
Received on Wednesday, 9 November 2011 15:01:01 UTC

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