Most people will know about the controversial "EU Cookie Directive" that was passed into law recently.
The directive is actually an extension of the "Data Protection Act"
Although I am personally against this legislation and feel that it is uncalled for, XMS Systems will implement a method that will allow the users to choose if they want to allow cookies or not.
This is currently under development and can be tested at http://www.leadingwebexposure.com
Information that every website knows about you:
Your IP address and basic browser information is stored on the server of every website you have ever visited
How will we give your visitor a choice to "accept cookies" or "opt-out" from them?
- First of all we will attempt to figure out what country they are coming from. (we have the IP address so it is simply a matter of looking it up in a database)
- if the wrong choice was made, a link to "Reset all Cookies" and "Set Non EU Cookies" will be available at the bottom of the page.
- Reset all cookies will obviously restart the whole process.
- Set Non EU Cookies is in essence the same as accepting all cookies, the only difference is that the eu_directive cookie will be set to non_eu.
The whole process will make the site slower so we save information in a cookie (SIC) to avoid slowing things down every time the same visitor comes along.
What you will have to do?
- Enable the module by...
- Ticking a couple of boxes to define the countries in the EU, and probably the rest of the world soon, that have this requirement.
- Review the content that we have defined in the "Cookie" page.
Please visit http://www.leadingwebexposure and test the functionality. All visitors will be directed to the "cookie page" during the testing phase.
Please let us know if you experience any issues.