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meanwhile it is necessary to harmonize youtube embedding with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Therefore one should use an embed code like https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/_UsSZXzOSj4&rel=0 with a “nocookie” remark. How can this be realized in your app which puts a cookie even before starting the video? Or how can I disable the cookies otherwise?
Thanks again for your support
unfortunately your link doesn’t seem to play: https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/_UsSZXzOSj4&rel=0 However you can get such link when you enable the “Enable privacy-enhanced mode” option when obtaining the embed code for the video on YouTube. So here is a link which I generated that way and it works: https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/pM1EE0Islso It still seems to set some cookies once the video starts to play.
Please check our YouTube demo: https://foliovision.com/player/demos/youtube-embedding There are no cookies for YouTube there until you click to play the video. Then it loads the YouTube API which will set some cookies. So that behavior seems very similar to what https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/pM1EE0Islso is doing – no cookies unless you play the video.
Of course if the video is set to autoplay, the cookies are set right away: https://foliovision.com/player/demos/youtube-autoplay
The GDPR is another in a line of too sweeping and ultimately toothless EU directives (as an extreme example if you order people “don’t breathe” or “don’t drink water” you’ll find very limited compliance).
A previous example of these directives is the cookie law. Basically all publishers just put up a notice now:
Don’t like cookies? Get off of our website.”
GDPR will be the same thing. YouTube and Facebook are covering their bases as they are the only companies large enough and who misuse this data in a substantial enough way.
Setting a local cookie (on your domain) for video playback is not a GDPR or privacy issue. Hence what we are doing at FV Player in terms of GDPR compliance (as we’ve always respected privacy and never tracked our users across the internet) is just supporting whatever YouTube is doing. I.e. our YouTube API support won’t break, however YouTube changes it.
GDPR is a mass hysteria like the Y2K mania or Bitcoin. We are not particularly susceptible to mass hysteria at Foliovision. Our values are permanent: software which works, respect for the individual, respect for privacy, respect for the independent web.
Have you tried the testing what Martin mentioned above – There are no cookies unless you click play the video.
We do not gather any data from as we always valued privacy. If you want a nice privacy notice you can get inspired for example here on EDPS site.
There is nothing wrong if a third party is setting technical cookies. You need to be careful with sensitive/personal based or tracking cookies.
You can’t create cookie less sites these days.
Btw. it’s not against the law to block a visitor from your site if he doesn’t accept the cookies. Only sites from the government are not allowed to do that.
When using a youtube no cookie url (for example: https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/pM1EE0Islso) the video does not play in the flowplayer. It looks like the video type defaults to flash instead of youtube and an unsupported file format message is displayed. Is it possible for videos using the youtube-nocookie.com domain to be treated as youtube videos so that they are compatible with the player?
it’s true that https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/pM1EE0Islso doesn’t set any cookies, but the video won’t play either.
Here’s a code where somebody was trying to use that domain with the YouTube Player API (that’s what FV Player Pro uses for YouTube) and while it plays the cookies are still being set: https://jsfiddle.net/8aebp5zt/50/
strangely https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/pM1EE0Islso won’t play on my work computer with OS X, but here on Linux it plays. Using Chrome to test it out in both cases.
Oh I see, it just won’t play when using the incognito mode.
FV Player loads the https://www.youtube.com/iframe_api script and it’s not available on the nocookie domain: https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/iframe_api unfortunately.
that is correct. Unfortunately the YouTube Iframe API is not provided by that no cookie domain: https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/iframe_api