[TYPO3-core] Cookie-Handling according to EU-law.

Ernesto Baschny [cron IT] ernst at cron-it.de
Wed Aug 15 17:10:02 CEST 2012

Sebastian Michaelsen schrieb am 15.08.2012 17:02:
> Am 14/08/2012 16:44, schrieb Jigal van Hemert:
>> - opt out; besides information about which information is stored on the
>> client computer there must be a way for a visitor to disable the storage
>> of information
> I consider this technically impossible. How would you store the opt-out
> information? You are not allowed to store any information on the client
> and you cannot store it server side either because you cannot identify
> the client that the server side information belongs to.
> Also consider this OptIn Scenario:
> User calls website. Website sees new user and asks: Do you want a
> cookie? User says no. User proceeds to the next page. Website sees a new
> user and aks: Do you want a cookie?
> Not very practical..

Footnote [1] from Jigal explains that a cookie to recall user's opt-in /
opt-out state is allowed:

[1] it is allowed to store this choice in a cookie (which is considered
vital for the service).


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