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Tweak privacy choices, do NOT save them in a cookie

Due to the EU GDPR you recently introduced the "privacy" choices when you log in.

Considering data minimization is a key point in it, the default preselected options must be the ones that keep the data at a minimum. So, perhaps change the defaults to off, instead of on.
But many websites don't care about this point.

Secondly, for god's sake, do NOT save those settings - that you only see when you login - in a cookie alone. That information is vital in a sense for the website to work correctly, so saving it on the account is justified.

Considering that when you have strict data privacy settings on your browser, the browser will delete that cookie when the browser is closed.
Ultimately meaning, each time the browser is started again and you log in to your account, you have to tick each preselection from on to off, then save again. That is incredibly tedious and most of all infuriating after a few days.

Please, for the sanity of others and mine, change at least one of these ASAP.

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      • ds1 commented  · 

        If you have the information saved on the account you can set the cookie accordingly when a user logs in. There's no need to rely on the information only in a cookie that is destined to be removed sooner than later.

      • AdminJustin Nemeth (Founder, trakt) commented  · 

        I'll talk more with our providers, but I believe using client side cookies is a requirement for a lot of these vendors and advertisers. They use the consent cookie to tailor their service. That's my understanding at least. I'll let you know if I hear any additional info.

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