Twitter deletes tracking data in 10 days and offers an opt-out


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When you view our content on third-party websites that integrate Twitter content such as embedded timelines or Tweet buttons, we may receive Log Data that includes the web page you visited. We use this information to better understand the use of our services, to protect the safety and integrity of our platform, and to show more relevant content, including ads. We do not associate this web browsing history with your name, email address, phone number, or username, and we delete, obfuscate, or aggregate it after no longer than 30 days. We do not collect this data from browsers that we believe to be located in the European Union or EFTA States.<br>
Twitter widgets on third-party websites collect <a href='https://support.twitter.com/articles/20169421#' title='Tailored Suggestions'>data about you</a>. The data is kept a maximum of 10 days. Also, <strong>you can opt-out completely</strong> by enabling “Do-Not-Track”. <a href='https://support.twitter.com/groups/33-report-abuse-or-policy-violations/topics/148-policy-information/articles/20169453-twitter-supports-do-not-track#'>See how</a>.


Comments:
On 2018-01-16 15:27:06 UTC, Deleted wrote:

imported from X6_GxyBSVnE

On 2018-01-16 15:28:54 UTC, Deleted wrote:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/tosdr/X6_GxyBSVnE/sDe9-qUDU7cJ This is a big difference with Facebook's equivalent "Social Plugins"
Not only the data is kept for 0day up to 17 days, but there's also an
opt-out mechanism!
https://twitter.com/privacy

When these websites first load our buttons or widgets for
display, we receive Log Data, including the web page you visited
and a cookie that identifies your browser ("Widget Data"). After
a maximum of 10 days, we start the process of deleting or
aggregating Widget Data, which is usually instantaneous but in
some cases may take up to a week. While we have the Widget Data,
we may use it to tailor content for you, such as suggestions for
people to follow on Twitter. Tailored content is stored with
only your browser cookie ID and is separated from other Widget
Data such as page-visit information. This feature is optional
and not yet available to all users. If you want, you can suspend
it or turn it off, which removes from your browser the unique
cookie that enables the feature. Learn more about the feature
here. For Tweets, Log Data, and other information that we
receive from interactions with Twitter buttons or widgets,
please see the other sections of this Privacy Policy.

To me, that's a very important aspect of the privacy policy, because it
indicates whether or not Twitter tracks you. With this, it is safe to
say that Twitter does minimum, acceptable tracking, especially since
they offer a way to opt-out. Kudos to Twitter for that. I'd give it a
lot of weight and I think it deserves to be on the website, especially
to offer a quick way for users to opt out.
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On 2019-02-20 07:04:40 UTC, (deactivated) wrote:

changes-requested: Title and annotation do not match

On 2020-12-20 15:16:48 UTC, Agnes de Lion Staff wrote:

declined: The point hasn't been changed for more than 2 months.



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