Cookies and the Law

This is one of the worst pieces of EU legislation there is:

http://ec.europa.eu/ipg/basics/legal/cookies/index_en.htm

Basically it says:

The ePrivacy directive – more specifically Article 5(3) – requires prior informed consent for storage or for access to information stored on a user’s terminal equipment. In other words, you must ask users if they agree to most cookies and similar technologies (e.g. web beacons, Flash cookies, etc.) before the site starts to use them.

Now, every website you go to is asking you to consent to cookies. Every website. I go to thousands of websites to get information, debug problems and for every one I have to click that damn button agreeing to cookies.

Over and over and over and over again…

And not only that, each agreement pop up is different, in a different location, has different language, etc. What a fuck up.

Personally, I’m happy for all cookies to be collected. Just let me get on with my work. This should have been done at the browser level NOT at the website level.

That way you could click once and get on with life.

Can’t someone get the judge who OK’d that piece of crap to personally click OK in everyone’s browser.

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