[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #44043: Framework for logging/retrieving a users consent state

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Sun May 20 07:17:07 UTC 2018

#44043: Framework for logging/retrieving a users consent state
 Reporter:  cookiebot               |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect (bug)            |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                  |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Privacy                 |     Version:  trunk
 Severity:  normal                  |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  gdpr 2nd-opinion close  |     Focuses:

Comment (by cookiebot):

 Hi @gisle,

 The GDPR requires prior consent for cookies used for marketing purposes.
 These could be 3rd party cookies stored by YouTube, Facebook Pixels, etc.
 Moreover, if cookies are set for statistical purposes, and the users IP
 address (which is considered personal data under the GDPR) is stored by
 the 1st or 3rd party, consent is required as well.

    I simply do not see the need for using an external service (such
 CopyBot) to handle my users' cookies, or to handle these permissions
 myself. What is proposed here is to take some data where the user is fully
 in control, and turn into something where the user is only partial in
 control. As a controller who cares for my users' privacy, I think this is
 a horrible idea.

 I am not sure if we are talking about the same thing here. We are not
 taking any data for the user, and we consider this proposal to be an
 enhancement to WP, rather than a defect.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/44043#comment:16>
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