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David Woolley forums at david-woolley.me.uk
Sat Apr 21 06:24:39 EDT 2012


Steven Gauna wrote:
> Oh yeah, I wouldn't think pidgin would, but I still don't see a privacy 
> policy on the page that states that.  That's all I am saying.

The only reason I can think of for that condition is that by using the 
Google API Google is obtaining data about, as a minimum, the referring 
URL and the IP address.  They need the privacy policy to say that 
accessing the page will give that information to Google.

Incidentally, for UK based pages, I think that a privacy policy has been 
needed for commercial sites that use cookies (maybe excepting session 
cookies) and UK business sites now need more explicit user permission to 
set cookies.  I haven't checked Pidgin.im, but most web sites set far 
more cookies than they need, even if they need click trailing (I 
regularly block all cookies, and find that, if I don't make the block 
permanent, I often have to block half a dozen before a page displays!)


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