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The Dutch government has also issued legislation in the Telecommunications LAW which states that you must ask the user for permissions before server out cooking. Unless these cookies are necessary for the correct technical working of the website or service. This leaves some grey areas but for instance using Google Analytics is a clear case of a situation where opt-in is required.
Although I am not using Google Analytics I wanted to check what cookies my own blog was serving out and if it was necessary to ask for an opt-in.
I used a website for this called CookieChecker and this was the result:
The "Eigen Cookies" (Own Cookies) are not to worry about but I was curious to the Third-party Cookies because I wasn’t aware of any. So let’s zoom in:
A google search lead me to this blog post which explains that WordPress Stats is the cause of this Cookie.
I found a WordPress plugin, WP DoNotTrack that stops plugins and themes from adding tracking code or cookies. Goal is to protect visitor’s privacy.
Seemed like a good idea so I installed it and rechecked (please note that if you recheck you will get cached results, you need to click the Refresh link at the bottom of the page:
Now the result is much better:
In case you were wondering, the Third-party Requests are harmless:
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