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EU e-Privacy Directive

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2 years 7 months ago #27 by michael
michael created the topic: EU e-Privacy Directive
Comply with the EU e-Privacy law (AKA the EU Cookie...

Comply with GDPR and the EU e-Privacy law (AKA the EU Cookie Law)! Block all cookies until the user has accepted them - Session, Language, even 3rd party cookies and cookies set by JavaScript!

Comply with GDPR and the EU e-Privacy law (AKA the EU Cookie Law)! Block all cookies until the user has accepted them - Session, Language, even 3rd party cookies and cookies set by JavaScript!

Those are some big claims, so I must explain that there are some caveats. 3rd party cookie blocking requires PHP 5.3 and the PHP Reflection Classes. Blocking cookies set by JavaScript requires IE8 or greater, FireFox, Chrome or Opera (probably other modern browsers as well). This plugin can prevent 3rd party cookies, but cannot remove them once they're set (due to the Javascript same-origin restriction).

This plugin and module combination aims to be the final solution to the EU cookie requirements. This plugin overrides and prevents any cookies sent by Joomla, and any JavaScript cookies from being set until the user accepts them. Many of the other EU cookie extension in the JED don't block cookies at all - or they allow the cookies to be set and then immediately unset them with JavaScript (which is cheating and will fail when JS is disabled). If you're worried about the GDPR requirements, this extension is written in a way that is fully compliant.

EU e-Privacy Directive is a well reviewed extension in the JED. Reviews are very important for a free extension like this one. Please consider writing a review!

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The popularity of this extension has exploded recently. From 2012 until very recently, this extension was running on approximately 8000 sites. In the past 2 weeks that number has more than doubled, and grows by 1000-2000 daily. As a result, I have many more environments and configurations sniffing out (and finding) bugs. So far there have been few show-stoppers that lasted more than a week. The most difficult to diagnose required that I purchase hosting from a specific host in Italy which would reliably re-create a user-reported bug. Once identified, I don't let a bug survive more than 24 hours (usually I issue an update within 1 hour unless I'm sleeping).

Another side-effect is that I receive a very large number of feature requests. Some are declined, but lately I have had quite a few that made perfect sense and were added to the extension.

Please understand that this extension will be receiving regular (sometimes daily) updates. Many of these bugfixes are for very specific host environments or very specific system configurations. If you're not experiencing an issue, it's likely that the bug does not affect your system.

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The problem with having a popular extension is that others will try to take advantage of the popularity. If you have downloaded my extension from ANYWHERE but this website, you are probably getting an altered, compromised, or outdated version. There are many sites hosting copies that may have been compromised, or are just plain old and lack the features of the latest release. Please install the latest version ONLY from RicheyWeb.com

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1 year 5 months ago #308 by Dimitris
Dimitris replied the topic: EU e-Privacy Directive
Hi and thank you for this very useful extension. I have a question, can I change the message somehow?

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10 months 3 weeks ago #409 by protopia
protopia replied the topic: EU e-Privacy Directive
Using Joomla 3.8.3 (latest) on PHP 7.1.

Installed this plugin which works great with geoPlugin turned off.

But when I turn it on (having registered the domain) I get the following errors:
Notice: Use of undefined constant DS - assumed 'DS' in /homepages/3/d85014684/htdocs/longwinter/prod/plugins/system/eprivacy/eprivacy.php on line 267

Notice: Use of undefined constant DS - assumed 'DS' in /homepages/3/d85014684/htdocs/longwinter/prod/plugins/system/eprivacy/eprivacy.php on line 267

Notice: Use of undefined constant DS - assumed 'DS' in /homepages/3/d85014684/htdocs/longwinter/prod/plugins/system/eprivacy/eprivacy.php on line 267

Notice: Use of undefined constant DS - assumed 'DS' in /homepages/3/d85014684/htdocs/longwinter/prod/plugins/system/eprivacy/eprivacy.php on line 267

Notice: Use of undefined constant DS - assumed 'DS' in /homepages/3/d85014684/htdocs/longwinter/prod/plugins/system/eprivacy/eprivacy.php on line 267

Warning: require_once(/homepages/3/d85014684/htdocs/longwinter/prodDSpluginsDSsystemDSeprivacyDSgeopluginDSgeoplugin.class.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /homepages/3/d85014684/htdocs/longwinter/prod/plugins/system/eprivacy/eprivacy.php on line 267

Fatal error: require_once(): Failed opening required '/homepages/3/d85014684/htdocs/longwinter/prodDSpluginsDSsystemDSeprivacyDSgeopluginDSgeoplugin.class.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php5.6') in /homepages/3/d85014684/htdocs/longwinter/prod/plugins/system/eprivacy/eprivacy.php on line 267

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10 months 3 weeks ago #410 by protopia
protopia replied the topic: EU e-Privacy Directive
The constant DS has been deprecated for some years as the "/" character is accepted in PHP as a directory separator on all O/S (including those that use "\" like Windows) since at least V5.

So replacing:
'.DS.'
with
/

(plus similar at the beginning of the line) fixes it.

Alternatively adding the following line at the beginning also fixes it:
if(!defined('DS')) define('DS', DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR);

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10 months 3 weeks ago #414 by michael
michael replied the topic: EU e-Privacy Directive
I think now is a good time to update it. I needed to implement the Joomla Updater anyway.

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10 months 3 weeks ago #416 by michael
michael replied the topic: EU e-Privacy Directive
Rewrite complete! Version 3.0 is now available. The javascript has been completely rewritten. The ajax functionality has been removed from the system plugin and placed in a separate ajax plugin. It's faster and more reliable - as well, all of the legacy DS constants have been removed as well as all MooTools dependencies. It's 100% javascript and jQuery.

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