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Examples of successful opt-in implementations

From: イアンフェッティ <ifette@google.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2012 13:26:00 -0700
Message-ID: <CAF4kx8fwVeLNp_8xTKPDqq5htVLq8QLVy+4A_u2v2TxKbkShyQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "public-tracking@w3.org Group WG" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Out of curiosity, on today's call two examples of "successful" opt-in
implementations were given.

1. was the financial times - http://www.ft.com/home/us. This shows a popup
saying the following: "FT Cookie Policy
We have published a new cookie policy. It explains what cookies are and how
we use them on our site. To learn more about cookies and their benefits,
please view our cookie policy.

If you'd like to disable cookies on this device, please view our
information pages on 'How to manage cookies'. Please be aware that parts of
the site will not function correctly if you disable cookies.

By closing this message, you consent to our use of cookies on this device
in accordance with our cookie policy unless you have disabled them."

Before you even accept anything, I counted 40 cookies being set, including
18 from Financial Times. FT itself used HTML5 local storage in addition to
the 18 cookies.

2. The other was the UK CIO's site -- this seems to be down at the moment.
www.cio.gov.uk redirects to some archive page. Taking another government
site as an example, I see 7 cookies including GUIDs from

So, I'd like to re-raise my question of whether anyone has actually
successfully managed to deploy an opt-in compliant website in the wild...

Received on Wednesday, 13 June 2012 20:26:29 UTC

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