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P3P/IE6 and cookies

From: Neil Durrant <info@affiliatemarketing.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 14:57:22 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <002501c0dca8$8e901e80$be7c20d9@pbncomputer>
To: <www-p3p-policy@w3.org>

I wonder if anyone on this list can offer a little assistance?

I'm trying to get to grips with IE6 implementation of The Platform for
Privacy Preferences Project and it's handling of cookies.

I've spent ages looking through relevant documentation and keep coming up
with conflicting data or information that I'm unsure can be deemed as 100%
reliable but..

I believe IE6 is compliant with The Platform for Privacy Preferences
Project (P3P) - http://www.w3.org/P3P/

The most worrying comment I have seen is that -

"If a site doesn't put up a compliant privacy policy at the site,
P3P complaint browsers (such as IE6) will automatically refuse
cookies from them unless the surfer changes the default settings for
IE6 - an unlikely proposition."

Unsure if this statement is 100% accurate and I really needed to ascertain
if this is the case?

Can anyone throw anymore light on this?

Neil Durrant
Received on Tuesday, 15 May 2001 02:48:31 UTC

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