Forum OpenACS Q&A: P3P Standard and IE 6.0
that are conform to P3P-Standards.
If your site isn't, the user will have to manually activate cookies.
Anyone familiar with the P3P-process? Worth it?
It might be possible that the people that wrote the article in Germany meant the IE 6.0 that comes with Windows XP...
The default setting in IE 6 allows a "first-party" cookie to be set, meaning that if a person visits Yahoo the browser will accept a cookie from Yahoo.my experience confirms this.
However, "third-party" cookies--most often set by marketers or ad networks to track consumer response to promotions--will be allowed through IE 6 default settings only if the third party allows consumers to opt out of data-collection practices. If the company doesn't give consumers an option, the cookie will be blocked.
The default in IE 6.0 is to accept cookies more freely, in fact it seems the same as in IE 5.0. Read Microsoft's Privacy in Internet Explorer 6 for the exact definition of the various pre-defined security levels.
I haven't worked with P3P policies yet, but put in a first attempt in the near future