FirstThirdPartyDetection

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W3C DNT Scratchpad for ISSUE-60

2011-10-13 M. Schunter (IBM, Editor) ISSUE-60

Working Definitions

  • 1st party: The site that the user visits directly (e.g. by typing the URL, bookmarks, following a link, etc)
  • associated parties: Other sites (with different URLs) that may be exempted. E.g. co-branded sites such as lotus.com that belongings to IBM (and may be run on same or different infrastructure)
  • 3rd parties: All other sites

Goals

  • How can a site tell in what category it is (wrt a request).


Criteria

  • Simplicity
  • Ease to implement
  • General applicability

Options / Alternative Solutions

  • Referrer?