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Re: Non linked 3rd party cookie acceptance

From: Lorrie Cranor <lorrie@research.att.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 14:00:54 -0500
Message-ID: <024301c1c92f$12297fc0$9816cf87@barbaloot>
To: "Tim Money" <Tim.Money@staff.virgin.com>, <www-p3p-policy@w3.org>
P3P allows you to seperately declare policies
for the URLs and cookies on your site. The full
policy you have for cookies should match the
compact policy, but it doesn't have to be the
same policy as you have for the URLs on your site.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Money" <Tim.Money@staff.virgin.com>
To: <www-p3p-policy@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, March 08, 2002 12:02 PM
Subject: Non linked 3rd party cookie acceptance

> Hi,
> I would just like a confirmation on the best way to imlpement accepteable
> 3rd party cookie accepteable compact poilcies.  I used the IBM policy
> to create a policy and compact policies and everything worked fine, but I
> didnt details non cookie data collection in the main policy.  Now that I
> have done this and generated the files, the extra entries in the compact
> policy cause the cookie to be blocked.
> We dont use cookies in any conjunction with our database or other data
> collection methods, and only use cookies for tracking user experience etc,
> so to solve the blocking issue do I
> a)    Use the shorter full policy and compact policy, which doesnt detail
> our collection of data with our database.  (but doesnt this deviate from
> purpose of the main policy of declaration of use to the user)
> b)    Use the detailed full policy and the shorter compact policy, which
> doesnt have any information about the non cookie related data collection
> (does this cause any issues with using a privacy policy which only half
> relates to the compact policy)
> Any help would be gratefully recieved.
> Tim
Received on Monday, 11 March 2002 14:12:25 UTC

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