Support » Plugin: YOP Poll » Why can’t we use Cookies without storing the IP ?

  • Resolved 0builder

    (@0builder)


    Hi,

    I have noticed that although i only selected to use the Cookie option, the IPs are still being saved to the database.

    The option in the GDPR to not store the IPs is not helpful as it won’t let me use the cookies..

    Any option to use cookies without storing the IP ?

    Thank You.

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  • Plugin Author YOP

    (@yourownprogrammer)

    Hello

    Currently it is not possible to use cookies without storing the IP.

    Could you let us know why you want to use it this way?
    Did we implement rules too strict for GDPR and CCPA and they need to be updated?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thread Starter 0builder

    (@0builder)

    Hi,

    For GDPR compliance one should avoid storing IP addresses in the database.

    Your GDPR rules are a bit pointless as they prevent the use of cookies and as such make the polling process easily abused.

    I must admit i really don’t understand why there is no option to use cookies without storing the IP… This is a classic use case for cookies without any relation to IPs that are often dynamically changing (especially on mobiles).

    Hope you can reconfigure this option as it’s the only thing that prevents me using this otherwise great plugin.

    Thanks.

    Plugin Author YOP

    (@yourownprogrammer)

    Hello

    We may misunderstood GDPR rules when it comes to cookies.
    We thought same rules applies for both storing ips and using cookies?

    As in either ask for visitor consent or do not store/use them.

    Did we got it wrong?

    Thread Starter 0builder

    (@0builder)

    First of all, you only need to store the essential information in order to prevent the user from double voting, and for that we ONLY need a cookie.
    So why store sensitive IP information and have the risk of it being exposed in a breach ?

    Regarding their gravity, IP addresses can be used to DIRECTLY identify a user, while Cookie information in a database can be a random string that will be useless by itself.
    So you can’t put them both into the same basket.

    As for consent, Cookie consent is generally addressed in a website’s ‘Cookie Bar’ and Cookie Policy although it can also be added to the Poll itself as you allowed to do which is fine, but if we don’t need the IPs, there is no point asking a consent for them.

    You can leave the options as they are for people who want to use both Cookies and IPs (although blocking by IP may block other people if a NAT is being used..) BUT add the option to use cookies without storing the IP.

    Regards.

    Plugin Author YOP

    (@yourownprogrammer)

    Hello

    Thank you for your feedback.

    We will add an option to use cookies without storing ips on GDPR settings.

    Thread Starter 0builder

    (@0builder)

    That’s Great ! Will be looking forward to the new update ๐Ÿ™‚

    For country reference, An option to Anonymize the IPs And use a cookies will be great as well ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thank You !

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