CTPayments processed 500,000 online donations with a transaction value of £25 million in 2010 alone.
Having reviewed the requirements, we have concluded that the session cookies we use for the operation of the sites are essential. As a result, we will be adding a banner at the top of CPWeb and PDD pages to explain this, with a link to additional information.
The parameter required is named ‘cookiesaccepted’ and acceptable values are ‘Y’, ‘N’, or blank.
If you pass ‘Y’ then the affiliate tracking will operate as currently.
Please note that if you are using templates, and you have embedded any form of tracking or cookie within the template, then you need to ensure that you have the necessary permissions from the user before you pass them to our system. We will be issuing a new standard stylesheet shortly that will include the notification banner and you should incorporate this into any custom stylesheet you may be using.
Although the law becomes effective on 26th May, we are aware that you may need to make changes to your systems to accommodate the above. We will be making the functionality available on the demo system shortly, and you will receive an email update when this is available. We anticipate making the changes on the live system two weeks after the demo system is made available, and a further notification will be sent prior to that date.
The link for more information will display the following statement in a new window:
What has changed?
In line with the EU Cookie Directive which came into force on 26th May 2012, we must declare how cookies are used when you visit our website and offer you the chance to disable or reject cookies if required.
What are cookies and how does this affect my privacy?
Cookies are small text files that are saved by your browser on your computer that make a website easier to use.
What type of cookies are there?
There are two types of cookies - session and persistent. Session cookies are deleted when you close your browser, persistent cookies remain on your computer for a period of time after your browser is closed.
What type of cookies do we use?