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Re: Examples of successful opt-in implementations

From: イアンフェッティ <ifette@google.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2012 13:32:32 -0700
Message-ID: <CAF4kx8c4VF3uPsrtDOhRiePkthf+cbX1N-=4ECUOd8MMN948OA@mail.gmail.com>
To: "public-tracking@w3.org Group WG" <public-tracking@w3.org>
I've been corrected that it's http://www.ico.gov.uk/

As best I can tell, this page does indeed not set cookies on the homepage.
That said, it's a highly static page from a government agency, not really
representative of the majority of the commercial web, so my overall
question still holds...

On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 1:26 PM, Ian Fette (イアンフェッティ) <ifette@google.com>wrote:

> 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
> http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/content/privacy-policy
> 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...
> -Ian
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