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Re: [Action-106][Issue-32] Sharing of data between entities via cookie syncing / identity brokering

From: Rob van Eijk <rob@blaeu.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012 14:58:33 +0100
Message-ID: <4F37C589.2000108@blaeu.com>
To: "TOUBIANA, VINCENT (VINCENT)" <Vincent.Toubiana@alcatel-lucent.com>
CC: "public-tracking@w3.org" <public-tracking@w3.org>, "heatherwest@google.com" <heatherwest@google.com>
I would like to add to your contribution that the mechanism you describe 
could also be done with Cross-Origin Resource Sharing. CORSE 
is still being worked on.

On 8-2-2012 13:11, TOUBIANA, VINCENT (VINCENT) wrote:
> The title might be misleading; it is not in fact about cookie-syncing between different browsers but different domains. Please find bellow the text that Heather and I drafted.
> Vincent
> Background:
> In a cookie syncing procedure a Demand-Side Platform (DSP) aim to match a cookieXYZ (corresponding to its domain) to the cookieABC set by the Supply Side Platform (SSP) for the same User-Agent U. Cookie syncing requires that the SSP adds a 1x1 pixel from the DSP domain. The SSP has to pass the string “cookieABC” corresponding to ids domain to the DSP through the URL of this 1x1 pixel. The DSP parses the “cookieABC” in the URL and associates it to the cookieXYZ for its domain. Once the cookies have been matches, the DSP will be able to re-target U on the SSP affiliated sites.
> The solution consists in not allowing cookie syncing when the SSP receives DNT:ON. If it did not, the SSP may start the cookie syncing process but the DSP must not synchronize the cookies if it received DNT:ON.
> *The reason is that if the SSP publishes ads on a limited number of websites, the DSP would know that the client visited at least one of these websites.*
> Pseudo-normative
> The operator of domain acting as a third party (SSP) on a website and receiving [DNT-ON]  MUST not load content from a second unaffiliated third party domain (DSP) to transfer a user ID to this third party.
> A third party receiving [DNT-ON] and a user ID through the URL loaded from an unaffiliated entity acting as a third party
> MUST NOT associate the ID of the cookie sent in the request to the user ID transmitted in the URL and
> MUST NOT collect or use other information related to that communication and not covered by the 3rd party exemption.
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