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wpForo 1.x.x [Closed] Share Button Cookies and GDPR

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Florian
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Hey,

I have the Twitter share option enabled but I noticed that this sets a cookie immediately upon forum visit. This is problematic under GDPR because the user should have to option to opt-in for that.

My question is: Can you implement the share functionality in a way that a connection to the social media platform is only created once the button is actually clicked and not beforehand? This would make the share functionality GDPR compliant.

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Florian
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(@florian)
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Any comments to that?

Robert
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If you use Twitter, then you've already accepted twitter privacy policy and cookie agreement so it also works for other websites where it tries to get data. If you're not logged in in your tweeter account there will not be any private data in tweeter cookies. For more questions please contact to tweeter support forum.

I'm sorry, but wpForo can't control tweeter cookie functions and wpForo doesn't have per-loading pop-up window for accepting cookie policy. It's site-wide issue and you should fix it using WordPress plugins for whole website not from the forum part.

Florian
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If the plugin sets the cookie then I can't handle this from the outside. Also, why is there a connection to Twitter necessary if no button was clicked yet? You could very well create the connection only when the button was clicked. 

 

If you use Twitter, then you've already accepted twitter privacy policy and cookie agreement so it also works for other websites where it tries to get data.

This doesn't automatically allow me to set Twitter cookies on my website.

Robert
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I just checked and didn't find any cookie from Tweeter. It seems you have Tweeter widgets or other share plugins which create those cookies, they don't come from wpForo. Please test it again with only activated wpForo or on a new wpForo installation.

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