(5 ILCS 177/10)
Cookies and other invasive tracking programs.
(a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b),
State agency Web
not use permanent cookies or any other invasive tracking programs that monitor
viewing habits; however, a State agency Web site may use transactional cookies
that facilitate business transactions.
(b) Permanent cookies used by State agency Web sites may be exempt from
the prohibition in subsection (a) if they meet the following criteria:
(1) The use of permanent cookies adds value to the
user otherwise not available;
(2) The permanent cookies are not used to monitor and
track web site viewing habits unless all types of information collected and the State's use of that information add user value and are disclosed through a comprehensive online privacy statement.
The Internet Privacy Task Force established under Section 15 shall define the
exemption and limitations of this subsection (b) in practice.
(Source: P.A. 93-117, eff. 1-1-04