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Re: scope of compact policy tokens

From: Lorrie Cranor <lorrie@research.att.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2002 15:30:59 -0500
Message-ID: <03b201c1b016$8a32d200$9816cf87@barbaloot>
To: "Billings, Tracy" <TBillings@exchange.webmd.net>, <www-p3p-policy@w3.org>
Policies about cookies have to cover both the data actually
stored in the cookie, and the data linked via a cookie.
Often cookies contain nothing but an identifier that is used
as a database key. Anything in the associated database would
have to be described in the cookie policy as well.

Lorrie

----- Original Message -----
From: "Billings, Tracy" <TBillings@exchange.webmd.net>
To: <www-p3p-policy@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2002 3:32 PM
Subject: scope of compact policy tokens


> The P3P spec states:
> "In P3Pv1, compact policies contain policy information related to cookies
> (cf. [COOKIES] and [STATE]) only."
>
> I take this to mean that the only information being described by compact
> elements and tokens, then, is information collected by or contained in
> cookies.
>
> As such would this then mean that these tokens are not intended to
describe
> other information collected on the site through active mechanisms such as
> registration and opt-in unless such information is collected by or
contained
> in a cookie?
>
> tracy billings
> product manager
> WebMD
> ..............................
> tbillings@webmd.net
> 510.299.5873 cell
> 408.876.5721direct
>
>
Received on Thursday, 7 February 2002 15:40:09 GMT

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