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european union cookie consent


danthman

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As long as you don't have any other cookies than those in the default oscommerce cart, you will not be affected by this new law.

 

An exception exists where the cookie is "strictly necessary" for the provision of a service "explicitly requested" by the user – so cookies can take a user from a product page to a checkout without the need for consent. Other cookies will require prior consent, though.

 

Source: http://www.out-law.com/page-10510

 

If you server up advertisement, affiliate cookies and so on then you will have to add in an active visitor "consent" solution prior to setting those.

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Then show them the exact "wording" in the law where it specifies that onsite action necessary cookies is allowed.

 

Or if that does not persuade them, change hosting.

 

Or if you don't want/cant change hosting, modify your osc shop to not set cookies....

 

Or make a "landing" page for your site asking visitors permission to set cookies prior to entering the shop.

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The site is hosted in Ireland and they are blocking cookies until we get explicit permission from each customer.

 

Your host is clueless. A typical knee jerk reaction forcing you to jump through hoops which you should not and do not have to.

 

New host asap.

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There is a contribution that adds accept terms and conditions to the create account page. I modified the wording of this contribution slightly. Customers now have to tick a check box when creating an account.

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There is a contribution that adds accept terms and conditions to the create account page. I modified the wording of this contribution slightly. Customers now have to tick a check box when creating an account.

 

"Too late" , the cookie is set already... It is set when the visitor arrives (within the first 3 clicks atleast) at the site ... so if you really wanted to have a check box it would have to be on the very first page the customers arrive to at your site....maybe even go so far as to create an entry landing page with some text and giving the visitor a chance to accept the use of cookies before entering into your shop.

 

But as mentioned earlier its not strictly needed as-long as you "only" use cookies which is essential to the on-sites functions. (For instance no 3 party cookies or other cross site tracking cookies)

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