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From: hellekin
Subject: www/server select-language.html
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2015 13:30:48 +0000

CVSROOT:        /web/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     hellekin <hellekin>     15/09/17 13:30:48

Modified files:
        server         : select-language.html 

Log message:
        Add the explanation for automated language selection (refs RT #1042069)


Index: select-language.html
RCS file: /web/www/www/server/select-language.html,v
retrieving revision 1.2
retrieving revision 1.3
diff -u -b -r1.2 -r1.3
--- select-language.html        1 Apr 2015 15:00:19 -0000       1.2
+++ select-language.html        17 Sep 2015 13:30:47 -0000      1.3
@@ -6,11 +6,12 @@
 <!--#include virtual="/server/banner.html" -->
 <h2>Select language</h2>
-<p>Dear visitor!  This page provides a means to specify your
-preferred language; this selection will have priority over
-the preferences set in your browser.  In order to do this, we set
-a cookie; you can reset it with the first option in this list,
-and your browser will reset it at the end of your session.</p>
+<p>Dear visitor!  This page provides a means to specify your preferred
+language; this selection will have priority over the preferences set
+in your browser.  In order to do this,
+<a href="#explanation">we set a cookie</a>;
+you can reset it with the first option in this list, and your browser
+will reset it at the end of your session.</p>
 <!--#if expr=";$QUERY_STRING; = /;callback=([^;]+);/" -->
 <!--#set var="callback" value="$1" -->
@@ -268,6 +269,50 @@
 <span class="gnun-split"></span></a></li>
+<section id="explanation">
+  <h2>How do you know my native language?  Are you spying on us?</h2>
+  <p>As you browse the Web, your browser sends a header with the request
+of any document that indicates your language preference. This is
+usually something you can configure in your browser settings. If you
+downloaded a browser localized in Danish, it probably came
+preconfigured to send <code>Accept-Language: dk</code>. Our servers
+are configured to respond to this header by providing the page in the
+requested language, if the translation exists; otherwise, the original
+English page is sent.</p>
+<p>We recently added a &ldquo;Set Language&rdquo; link on the top of
+each page to allow you to override that setting and &ldquo;fix&rdquo;
+a certain language different from your browser's default setting. For
+example, you could choose <em>English</em> to browse gnu.org even if
+your browser is set to Danish. This feature uses a cookie.</p>
+<p>If you're concerned about your privacy on the Web you can try the
+Tor Browser Bundle available from
+<a href="https://torproject.org/"; rel="nofollow">https://torproject.org/</a>.
+Among many other improvements over generic browsers with regard to
+privacy, the TBB comes configured to appear to be like a
+Windows-based, US-English browser.</p>
+<p>You're right that the language setting of your browser can be used
+by some sites or third-parties to identify your specific browser and
+target you for advertising. Tor provides the safest way we know to
+avoid such targeting. Nevertheless, the GNU project does not use this
+nor any other targeting methods, not even cookies (exception made of
+the optional language override mentioned above): <strong>we simply
+care for our users and have no interest in spying on you</strong>. The
+<code>Accept-Language</code> header is a common way to localize
+contents according to user preferences. You can
+<a href="http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-accept-lang-locales"; 
rel="nofollow">learn more about it from the W3C</a>.</p>
+<p>We also do not track IP addresses of our visitors, and the site
+itself is mostly made of static pages, and does not use
+Javascript. Rest assured that the GNU project and the FSF are very
+careful about
+If you have any doubt, feel free to <a href="/contact">contact us</a>.</p>
 </div><!-- for id="content", starts in the include above -->
 <!--#include virtual="/server/footer.html" -->
 <div id="footer">
@@ -325,7 +370,7 @@
 <p class="unprintable">Updated:
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2015/04/01 15:00:19 $
+$Date: 2015/09/17 13:30:47 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->

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