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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.

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John M. Simpson
Consumer Advocate
Consumer Watchdog
Tel: 310-392-7041
 
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