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Full Text of SB0340  96th General Assembly



State of Illinois
2009 and 2010


Introduced 2/6/2009, by Sen. John J. Cullerton


5 ILCS 177/10

    Amends the State Agency Web Site Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning cookies and other invasive tracking programs.

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1     AN ACT concerning government.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The State Agency Web Site Act is amended by
5 changing Section 10 as follows:
6     (5 ILCS 177/10)
7     Sec. 10. Cookies and other invasive tracking programs.
8     (a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b), State
9 agency Web sites may not use permanent cookies or any other
10 invasive tracking programs that that monitor and track Web site
11 viewing habits; however, a State agency Web site may use
12 transactional cookies that facilitate business transactions.
13     (b) Permanent cookies used by State agency Web sites may be
14 exempt from the prohibition in subsection (a) if they meet the
15 following criteria:
16         (1) The use of permanent cookies adds value to the user
17     otherwise not available;
18         (2) The permanent cookies are not used to monitor and
19     track web site viewing habits unless all types of
20     information collected and the State's use of that
21     information add user value and are disclosed through a
22     comprehensive online privacy statement.
23 The Internet Privacy Task Force established under Section 15



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1 shall define the exemption and limitations of this subsection
2 (b) in practice.
3 (Source: P.A. 93-117, eff. 1-1-04.)