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[Plugin: eShop] Prevent session from being started until product is added to cart

  • Hello,

    It would be useful if session was only started when changes are made to the cart. For example, only start session when an item is added to cart.

    The reason for this is recent changes in cookie law in the EU. As far as I can tell, a cookie should only be created once a user has explicitly requested a specific action. So until a user clicks “Add to Cart” it is now unacceptable/illegal to automatically create a cookie (PHPSESSID).

    Is it possible that this change could be made to help users comply with the new EU cookie law?

    Keep up the great work!

    Lea Hayes

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/eshop/

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  • esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    If you check that new regs again, you’ll see that online shopping carts are specifically mentioned as being exempt.

    Hello esmi,

    From what I have read that is only true once the user has clicked “Add to Cart”:

    For example, shopping carts would be exempt, as the user has requested for a product to be added

    Apologies if I have misunderstood what I have read…

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    You could have a look at http://quirm.net/download/81/

    Hello,

    That appears to disable cookies altogether. Perhaps the ability to postpone session creation until a product is added to the cart could be a feature request?

    Many thanks

    Plugin Author elfin

    @elfin

    that would unlikely to be added in at this time.

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