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Windows 7: EU - New "Anti Cookie" law today

26 May 2012   #1

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
EU - New "Anti Cookie" law today

Hi all
the new Anti-cookie law come into effect in the EU this week (in the UK today).

BBC News - Cookie law: websites must seek consent from this weekend

Now I don't as a rule object to people gathering data -- so long as I know WHO is doing it and WHAT it's being used for.

Some more malevolent sites have been collecting almost every key stroke you make and selling this data on to "all and sundry" for ANY purpose.

Glad for once some privacy laws are being strengthened -especially as other agencies are beginning to get more control over the Internet such as blocking sites which they "The regime or some commercial organisations" regard as "unsuitable" ??? ! .


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26 May 2012   #2

Windows 10 Workstation x64

It's a stupid law designed by total idiots that haven't got a clue what they are legislating about.

And for all those who wonder what full compliance is then try this site -
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26 May 2012   #3

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
I was surprised that browsers can actually collect this stuff -- if it is a non issue so be it but I was surprised to read that browsers could actually do the stuff the law alleges they can do.

If they can't then so much the better and it's just a storm in a tea-cup.
I'm not a programmer so I don't know if this type of data can be collected via a normal (not a Trojan key logger or the like) program or not. Glad it appears to be B/S.

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26 May 2012   #4

Windows 10 Workstation x64

Pretty much all data is anonymous and helps deliver a better web experience for the user - would you like to have to re-log in or set your default site skin every page change? what about if I have no analytics data then I'd have no idea how much traffic the site is getting so I cant lay on the resources? or I dont get paid for any of the adverts and have to close the site due to lack of funds?

Although this is an EU law the UK is one of the very few that has been stupid and ratified it and thus making the UK one of the worst places int he world to own a web site.

EU = Essentially Useless
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26 May 2012   #5

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
Have absolutely NO probs with cookies saving login etc info . I don't think most people have an issue with that.

The Internet Banking system I use requests in any case you logout via the logout screen rather than just click the X to close the window. That's one of the few systems where I'd rather go through the whole login rigmarole but others for example W7 / W8 Forums) -- no problem.

I think people were worried that details of sites visited, purchases made etc could be collected and sent to all sorts of people some of whom we might severely disagree with - bypassing the various data protection acts and the like.

I don't think there's any problem with "Standard" cookies -- just the more malevolent kind.

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26 May 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1

It's so easy to delete all cookies in the web browser, so you don't have to worry about them.
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26 May 2012   #7
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

This is my favorite from the site John linked to:

EU - New "Anti Cookie" law today-cookie.png

Some of the others were pretty funny also.


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27 May 2012   #8

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
UK ‘cookie law’ takes effect: What you need to know

If you’ve seen a “cookie settings” warning like this recently, you’re not the only one.

A few high-profile U.K. websites have in the past few days started to warn its visitors that it uses cookies on their sites.

If this is the first you’ve heard about it and you own a U.K. website that uses cookies — such as those with shopping carts, adverts, a login function, or text-size preferences — or develop for a mobile application platform… whoops.

You had until today to comply with the new European cookie law.

You won’t be the only one, though. It is thought the majority of U.K. websites are breaking the law that dictates how users’ are tracked and logged, despite having more than a year to prepare for the changes.

Here’s what you need to know.
Read more at:
UK ‘cookie law’ takes effect: What you need to know | ZDNet
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