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20. 1 to make the dough, 19 to peel the smarties. KABOOOOOM!!!
disembowelled with an umbrella
why has it suddenly become a 'thing'?
because you're a bellend
(Not that I agree, I just found it funny)
and apparently, the EU initially wanted to ban cookies outright, until someone had a quiet word about how that might not be a sensible thing to do.
It's complete bollocks. Most major websites have complied, but I have no idea how the EU are going to enforce the law on the thousands of websites that probably won't.
yeah, we had to change our terms and conditions and stuff, but I didn't get the impression we HAD to do this stupid cookies warning *awaits nailbomb in the post from the government*
Did they send you an email or put a letter in the post or something? If the message about the change in law has to be passed on to pretty much every SME (in the whole EU?) with a website, there must be millions of them. Or did it rely on you, as a business owener, pro-actively looking up the changes yourself.
I'm always (very vaguely) interested in this kind of thing. Seems like an administrative nightmare to have to disseminate information on the change.
we didn't get any kind of letter, we just found out about it in an article in an industry magazine. About a week before the deadline, when we'd apparently had a year to prepare, but no-one really knew.
in reality most companies haven't bothered yet.
The goalposts changed a couple of months ago (in ICO guidance of how they'd enforce the law) from you having to ask for consent before setting any cookies to having to be up front about setting cookies and allowing the user to opt-out. Just changing Ts and Cs doesn't pass muster.
More here - http://www.ico.gov.uk/news/blog/2012/~/media/documents/library/Privacy_and_electronic/Practical_application/cookies_guidance_v3.ashx