Add core functions to comply with EU Cookie Law

  1. isemann

    Good points! Especially about plugins demonstrating the need for features, I hadn't thought of that.


    R! :)

    Posted: 5 years ago #
  2. Maehroboter


    There are some really good points mentioned here! +1

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  3. Didier77

    This is a good idea! This is now mandatory for all sites hosted in Europe.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  4. MisterChong

    Are there any news meantime in this topic ? I really woul appreciate a general solution for my wordpress-sites about the cookie settings...

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  5. The answer is still "Use a plugin" - There are dozens of them now, all implementing the process in the way they feel best matches the meaning of the law which actually illustrates the problem. No one really knows what the law means. Still.

    So. Get a lawyer, figure out what you need to do, and find a plugin that does it. That's the only answer we've got until the EU says 'We mean this!' Right now it's too open to interpretation (ditto the EU sales taxes).

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  6. thebigskull

    I find these laws to be ridiculous, computer usage should be the same no matter where you are at geographically, these laws were imposed by fools. I would think a warning that cookies will be sent and give them a choice to visit or not visit should be enough.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  7. asailaway

    Why law-makers don't focus on what's important is a mystery to me. However, since Google weighed-in in September everyone has been forced to take this seriously. Like it or not.

    Plugin or core, geo-targeting is essential imho, and not something that has been adequately addressed up to now. Who wants to show this nonsense to users outside the EU?

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  8. Didier77

    I think we all agree that it is a stupid law that only annoys end-user but law is law and we have to do with!
    See http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/article-29/documentation/opinion-recommendation/files/2012/wp194_en.pdf for details of law.

    => We need a way to be compliant with this law!

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  9. Dieder77, as I've said before, each EU country still enforces that law differently. You linked to an opinion recommendation. That's not 'law do this' that's 'we think this is what we mean...'

    If the EU can collectively say "THIS is what we mean, THIS is an example of how to handle it." then WP could put 'something' in Core. But, having worked with lawyer, I gotta tell you, we just don't know yet.

    Instead of trying to interpret the law, WordPress is wisely letting YOU discuss it with your lawyers, and give you options of how to address it.

    At this point, we're going around in circles. WordPress itself is not in violation of the law, under any view. It's allowing you to easily be in compliance of the law in your own countries via plugins or configuration options.

    Because of that, I'm closing this post. Please use a plugin.

    Posted: 2 years ago #

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