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  • It is really sad that this plugin has decided to introduce this privacy issue, by introducing a 3rd party javascript and cookies on to my site.

    Your approach is pretty poor and probably illegal in the EU, by mistake I dismissed the ‘new privacy notice’ and only noticed calls to sharethis when we were profiling the website.

    We operate in the EU and we would need to adjust our privacy policy to reflect this ‘unknown’ javascript & cookie collecting data.

    There is no way of displaying or viewing this new policy – there is no links to any privacy policy on the plugin settings page nor any notices about external cookies or scripts. This needs to be corrected.

    I will be removing this plugin once we have found a suitable replacement, in the mean time anyone who is in the same position – you can edit the following file within the plugin directory to stop the sharethis script being called by wordpress.

    Remove/comment out the following two lines (lines 653 and 655) from social-media-feather/synved-social/synved-social-setup.php

           wp_enqueue_script('feather-sharethis', $url, null, null);
    
            add_filter('script_loader_tag', 'synved_social_wp_script_loader_tag', 10, 2); */

    This will give you sometime to find a suitable replacement.

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