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by Knubbi
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Why get unregistered forum visitors persistent cookies?
Replies: 25
Views: 4143

Re: Why get unregistered forum visitors persistent cookies?

As you asked for it, GDPR Article 5, 1. (c): "Personal data shall be adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed ('data minimisation');" and (e): "Personal data shall be kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for ...
by Knubbi
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Why get unregistered forum visitors persistent cookies?
Replies: 25
Views: 4143

Re: Why get unregistered forum visitors persistent cookies?

warmweer wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:06 pm
That would be a stupid idea because it would force users to log in each time after closing their browser.
Yes, indeed, you nailed it. It is equally stupid as prompting every user on every webpage to agree to the obvious.

But it is pointless to debate that -It's the law.
by Knubbi
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Why get unregistered forum visitors persistent cookies?
Replies: 25
Views: 4143

Re: Why get unregistered forum visitors persistent cookies?

Persistent cookies are persistent. That it is why they are named as such. Users can optionally configure their browser to flush any cookie on exit but very smart judges in the EU prefer to make every single website owner repsonsible for it. It is to their favor: If they would have taken the easy rou...
by Knubbi
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Why get unregistered forum visitors persistent cookies?
Replies: 25
Views: 4143

Re: Why get unregistered forum visitors persistent cookies?

Do you mix up persistent cookies to store a session vs a session cookie (that is deleted with closing the browser)?

Changing the session expiration value does not make PHPBB using a session cookie for guests.
by Knubbi
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Why get unregistered forum visitors persistent cookies?
Replies: 25
Views: 4143

Re: Why get unregistered forum visitors persistent cookies?

To what value would it need to be changed to make the cookie non-persistent, please?
by Knubbi
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Why get unregistered forum visitors persistent cookies?
Replies: 25
Views: 4143

Re: Why get unregistered forum visitors persistent cookies?

Not to you, but to all others: the point in here is "persistent" - GDPR/EPD accepts session cookies in general, but for guests there is virtually no need to not set their lifetime to "session" only. That is what I mean. If required at all, for guest visitors it should be a session cookie only (idea...
by Knubbi
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Why get unregistered forum visitors persistent cookies?
Replies: 25
Views: 4143

Re: Why get unregistered forum visitors persistent cookies?

Report it in the Bug Tracker I filed a bug report but PHPBB seem to lack understanding of user privacy (legislation) . Again, storing a persistent cookie for just browsing a website/forum cannot be justified with "technical requirement". This rather is a lame excuse for a lazy cookie implementation...
by Knubbi
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Why get unregistered forum visitors persistent cookies?
Replies: 25
Views: 4143

Re: Why get unregistered forum visitors persistent cookies?

No offense intented. I thank you for your efforts. I tried the cookie consent related extensions but AFAIK, none of them fulfills the requirements of the recent EU ruling anymore. An "OK" button is not sufficient. Not telling about the cookie lifetime is not sufficient. Writing a cookie before getti...
by Knubbi
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Why get unregistered forum visitors persistent cookies?
Replies: 25
Views: 4143

Re: Why get unregistered forum visitors persistent cookies?

If you read the EU court decision you would find that any such cookie consent notification is not sufficient anymore: https://www.thedrum.com/news/2019/10/02/european-court-ruling-spells-end-pre-ticked-cookie-consent-forms-under-gdpr The sheer number of debates could give you an indication that ther...
by Knubbi
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Why get unregistered forum visitors persistent cookies?
Replies: 25
Views: 4143

Re: Why get unregistered forum visitors persistent cookies?

Thank you for your reply, but... 1. AFAIK, we need to inform about the necessity and expiration for any cookie used. 2. The "_sid" session cookie does not need to be persistent but just a session cookie (which is deleted after the session). However, PHPBB writes a persistent cookie instead of a sess...
by Knubbi
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Why get unregistered forum visitors persistent cookies?
Replies: 25
Views: 4143

Why get unregistered forum visitors persistent cookies?

Even if I am not logged in as a user, just by visiting a PHPBB powered forum, it places 3 persistent cookies, each with a 1 week expiration: 2019-10-04_0939.png Due to latest EU legislation we have to inform visitors about use of cookies and I wonder why a persistent cookie is necessary for visitors...
by Knubbi
Fri May 25, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: SQL ERROR [ mysqli ] - Connection timed out [2002]
Replies: 10
Views: 1545

Re: SQL ERROR [ mysqli ] - Connection timed out [2002]

OK, I changed to PHP 5.6 and $dbms = 'mysql' and the forum works.

If I use $dbms = 'mysqli', the forum does'nt work with PHP 5.6.

Any clue how to troubleshoot this?
by Knubbi
Fri May 25, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: SQL ERROR [ mysqli ] - Connection timed out [2002]
Replies: 10
Views: 1545

Re: SQL ERROR [ mysqli ] - Connection timed out [2002]

Wow, this is interesting news. With a decent amount of surprise, I found, that our hosting seem to have been upgraded to PHP 7.1.

I am not experienced with this stuff. I am using the latest PHPBB version 3.2.2. Is it PHP 7.1 compatible?

What would be my next steps, please?
by Knubbi
Thu May 24, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: SQL ERROR [ mysqli ] - Connection timed out [2002]
Replies: 10
Views: 1545

Re: SQL ERROR [ mysqli ] - Connection timed out [2002]

Thanks. Strangely, enough, when the forum worked earlier in the morning, it was set to:
$dbms = 'mysql';

I will check with the hoster. Life doesn't make any sense without the forum anymore - So, any additional hint would be appreciated.

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