I found a previous post here 301 Moved Permanently on that subject, however it looks like it is more a hack than a standard feature.
Let me first explain the context.
It is quite clear now that the recent changes in the Telecom package at the EU level require a clear consent from the user each time we want to set a cookie which is not necessary for providing the service. Obviously everything is in how the “necessary for providing the service” is understood! And unfortunatly it was understood differently by the Member States.
As said in the above mentionned post, the Data protection authority in the UK has a narrow view where cookies for statistics purpose are not allowed whithout the user consent. As a live example, check out the ICO’s website . It first displays a top banner asking for allowing cookies and only set GA’s cookies if you acknowledge by checking the button.
In France, the french authority is following the ICO in her recent statement while at the same time the french law is not as restrictive!
I think that Piwik is already doing great for privacy but it’s time to go ahead and address the cookie issue either by providing :
- a simple way for asking for the user consent before sending the cookies, that is to say an opt-in (like what is actuelly done for the opt-out or do-not-track);
- or a way to get the statistics done whithout sending any cookie.
Are those features already in Piwik or are they new features that we should add?
Thank you for reading, regards,