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Changes between Version 3 and Version 4 of Ticket #59445, comment 17


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09/27/2023 02:51:54 AM (8 months ago)
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  • Ticket #59445, comment 17

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    66That's a mistake, see the diagram for the correct text - I'll correct it - It was meant to say "Are you using cookies or similar technologies". Which is to say data storing mechanisms on the client side machine (this covers cookies, local storage and session storage), which it is, apologies for the confusion there.
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    8 Re the difference, can your website read my browser cache when I view it, or write values to it through JS? That's the real difference. Sites are expected to comply with the PECR when using read/write data storage mechanisms on users machines. When it refers to cookies, it's referring to any read-write store on the visitor's side, and again, it doesn't discriminate between personal data and "cache-like" data (see the last post's last code block).
     8Re the difference, can your website read my browser cache when I view it, or write values to it through JS? That's the real difference. Sites are expected to comply with the PECR when using read/write data storage mechanisms on users machines. When it refers to cookies, it's referring to any read-write store on the visitor's side, and again, it doesn't discriminate between personal data and "cache-like" data (see the last post's last code block - which is a citation from the ICO - the relevant UK governing body).
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    1010I'm not vouching for the law's reasonableness, practicality, nor its effectiveness in achieving its goal and its requirements are not in my powers to change, but I can point out it exists and that it is saying we can't use a client side read-write store for anything but _strictly_ necessary values without consent.