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Whoever passed the law that requires all websites to tell me about cookies...
Posted by: vision63
Date: April 22, 2021 02:17PM
... I want to strangle them. banghead smiley


"Heyyy, welcome to Pacific Gas & Electric, I know you owe us money and resent paying us, but deal with these cookies first beyotch."
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Re: Whoever passed the law that requires all websites to tell me about cookies...
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: April 22, 2021 02:41PM
Actually it's an EU rule. All US web sites add it out of an abundance of caution.
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Re: Whoever passed the law that requires all websites to tell me about cookies...
Posted by: rgG
Date: April 22, 2021 02:54PM
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cbelt3
Actually it's an EU rule. All US web sites add it out of an abundance of caution.

Never want to hear that phrase again, either. grinning smiley
Right there with you V63. I want to toss all their damn cookie messages, too.
You already spy on me every which way, just do it and leave me alone.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: Whoever passed the law that requires all websites to tell me about cookies...
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: April 22, 2021 03:21PM
Do people in England have to clear their biscuits?



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Re: Whoever passed the law that requires all websites to tell me about cookies...
Posted by: freeradical
Date: April 22, 2021 03:23PM
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vision63
... I want to strangle them. banghead smiley



Agreed.

The EU does a lot of things that they claim are for the public good, but they're really just a public nuisance.

They're really too big for their britches. One country called them on this...winking smiley

And people who run websites are scaredy cats.

Some really big site should call the EU on their bluff and not have any cookie warnings. Yeah, the site might get banned in the EU, but then people in the EU will complain about not being able to reach their favorite site.
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Re: Whoever passed the law that requires all websites to tell me about cookies...
Posted by: btfc
Date: April 22, 2021 03:25PM
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cbelt3
Actually it's an EU rule.



California helped too!


[www.cookielaw.org]


[en.m.wikipedia.org]
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Re: Whoever passed the law that requires all websites to tell me about cookies...
Posted by: rgG
Date: April 22, 2021 03:42PM
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bazookaman
Do people in England have to clear their biscuits?

smiley-laughing001

I watch too many Great British Baking Shows.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: Whoever passed the law that requires all websites to tell me about cookies...
Posted by: sekker
Date: April 22, 2021 04:54PM
I guess you do not want to know someone is spying on you? Ok.

You should be mad that so many vendors are taking your digital photo and storing that data for eternity, not at the law that makes companies tell you they are doing this.
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Re: Whoever passed the law that requires all websites to tell me about cookies...
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: April 22, 2021 04:59PM
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sekker
I guess you do not want to know someone is spying on you? Ok.

You should be mad that so many vendors are taking your digital photo and storing that data for eternity, not at the law that makes companies tell you they are doing this.

I know it is happening and don't give a crap. I do give a crap about the annoying messages. There should be a browser setting to disable the alerts.



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Re: Whoever passed the law that requires all websites to tell me about cookies...
Posted by: wurm
Date: April 22, 2021 05:02PM
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C(-)ris
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sekker
I guess you do not want to know someone is spying on you? Ok.

You should be mad that so many vendors are taking your digital photo and storing that data for eternity, not at the law that makes companies tell you they are doing this.

I know it is happening and don't give a crap. I do give a crap about the annoying messages. There should be a browser setting to disable the alerts.

Well put. That's pretty much how I feel. The only good thing is that for the most part I can usually ignore the banner and scroll around it without agreeing to it.
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Re: Whoever passed the law that requires all websites to tell me about cookies...
Posted by: sekker
Date: April 22, 2021 05:03PM
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C(-)ris
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sekker
I guess you do not want to know someone is spying on you? Ok.

You should be mad that so many vendors are taking your digital photo and storing that data for eternity, not at the law that makes companies tell you they are doing this.

I know it is happening and don't give a crap. I do give a crap about the annoying messages. There should be a browser setting to disable the alerts.

You know that statement is from a point of privilege, in a country of privilege? And that for many others, such spying can be quite negative?

I do agree there should be a setting in a browser, but it absolutely should be an opt-out, and something that would have to be re-set from time to time.

Taking back our personal privacy rights on the internet is going to take a long time, and a concerted effort. It may not impact you personally - right now - but there are good reasons to be worried.
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Re: Whoever passed the law that requires all websites to tell me about cookies...
Posted by: vision63
Date: April 22, 2021 05:47PM
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sekker
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C(-)ris
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sekker
I guess you do not want to know someone is spying on you? Ok.

You should be mad that so many vendors are taking your digital photo and storing that data for eternity, not at the law that makes companies tell you they are doing this.

I know it is happening and don't give a crap. I do give a crap about the annoying messages. There should be a browser setting to disable the alerts.

You know that statement is from a point of privilege, in a country of privilege? And that for many others, such spying can be quite negative?

I do agree there should be a setting in a browser, but it absolutely should be an opt-out, and something that would have to be re-set from time to time.

Taking back our personal privacy rights on the internet is going to take a long time, and a concerted effort. It may not impact you personally - right now - but there are good reasons to be worried.

On every damn website? They don't just ask you once. Nah, dude. I don't give a crap who spies on me. Why should I care? What can they do? What are they waiting for to do it? That's just paranoia. Like I'm not gonna pay the power bill.
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Re: Whoever passed the law that requires all websites to tell me about cookies...
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: April 22, 2021 05:47PM
Kill sticky:
[www.ghacks.net]



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Re: Whoever passed the law that requires all websites to tell me about cookies...
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: April 22, 2021 05:56PM
There should be a way to just set those prefs once in your browser and then all the websites get fed the same settings when you first visit. You know which settings, the f-off ones.
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Re: Whoever passed the law that requires all websites to tell me about cookies...
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: April 22, 2021 06:10PM
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vision63
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sekker
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C(-)ris
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sekker
I guess you do not want to know someone is spying on you? Ok.

You should be mad that so many vendors are taking your digital photo and storing that data for eternity, not at the law that makes companies tell you they are doing this.

I know it is happening and don't give a crap. I do give a crap about the annoying messages. There should be a browser setting to disable the alerts.

You know that statement is from a point of privilege, in a country of privilege? And that for many others, such spying can be quite negative?

I do agree there should be a setting in a browser, but it absolutely should be an opt-out, and something that would have to be re-set from time to time.

Taking back our personal privacy rights on the internet is going to take a long time, and a concerted effort. It may not impact you personally - right now - but there are good reasons to be worried.

On every damn website? They don't just ask you once. Nah, dude. I don't give a crap who spies on me. Why should I care? What can they do? What are they waiting for to do it? That's just paranoia. Like I'm not gonna pay the power bill.

I'm fine with it being an opt in to disabling it. Cookies are the least of your worries if you think someone is spying on you. You are going to need a whole mess of tools that make disabling cookies a moot point to chase a nation state off your tail.



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Re: Whoever passed the law that requires all websites to tell me about cookies...
Posted by: vision63
Date: April 22, 2021 07:38PM
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C(-)ris
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vision63
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sekker
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C(-)ris
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sekker
I guess you do not want to know someone is spying on you? Ok.

You should be mad that so many vendors are taking your digital photo and storing that data for eternity, not at the law that makes companies tell you they are doing this.

I know it is happening and don't give a crap. I do give a crap about the annoying messages. There should be a browser setting to disable the alerts.

You know that statement is from a point of privilege, in a country of privilege? And that for many others, such spying can be quite negative?

I do agree there should be a setting in a browser, but it absolutely should be an opt-out, and something that would have to be re-set from time to time.

Taking back our personal privacy rights on the internet is going to take a long time, and a concerted effort. It may not impact you personally - right now - but there are good reasons to be worried.

On every damn website? They don't just ask you once. Nah, dude. I don't give a crap who spies on me. Why should I care? What can they do? What are they waiting for to do it? That's just paranoia. Like I'm not gonna pay the power bill.

I'm fine with it being an opt in to disabling it. Cookies are the least of your worries if you think someone is spying on you. You are going to need a whole mess of tools that make disabling cookies a moot point to chase a nation state off your tail.

It's to the point now where I don't even visit that many websites. Everything has just become a cluster. I want every website to be as simple as this website. I can dream.
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Re: Whoever passed the law that requires all websites to tell me about cookies...
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: April 22, 2021 07:47PM
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bazookaman
Do people in England have to clear their biscuits?


"I'm the one who said just grab 'em in the biscuits"
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Re: Whoever passed the law that requires all websites to tell me about cookies...
Posted by: JoeM
Date: April 22, 2021 08:03PM
Thank the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing ("CAN-SPAM") Act. Or as we used to call it in our web and email marketing development meetings the "Can O' Spam".



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Re: Whoever passed the law that requires all websites to tell me about cookies...
Posted by: testcase
Date: April 22, 2021 08:14PM
I find I just just "X" out of these warnings most of the time. The ones I can, I close the tab.
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Re: Whoever passed the law that requires all websites to tell me about cookies...
Posted by: RgrF
Date: April 22, 2021 09:09PM
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testcase
I find I just just "X" out of these warnings most of the time. The ones I can, I close the tab.

Same thing here.

On every damn website? They don't just ask you once. Nah, dude. I don't give a crap who spies on me. Why should I care? What can they do? What are they waiting for to do it? That's just paranoia. Like I'm not gonna pay the power bill.

Hey Russ did you know LADWP is/was handing out $500 checks? - no strings attached about how they are used!
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Re: Whoever passed the law that requires all websites to tell me about cookies...
Posted by: bik
Date: April 22, 2021 09:15PM
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sekker
I guess you do not want to know someone is spying on you? Ok.

You should be mad that so many vendors are taking your digital photo and storing that data for eternity, not at the law that makes companies tell you they are doing this.

There are millions of websites affected by this, and a lot of them are small and medium businesses that have no ill intent.

But any business that wants to measure the performance of their website or do any kind of advertising is going to have cookies on their site.

The thing is, for all those millions of sites with the warnings, they're using cookies from a handful of companies that we're really concerned about.

So, I'd be OK with the idea of keeping an eye on Google and Facebook, and leaving small businesses and consumers out of the inconvenience of it all.
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Re: Whoever passed the law that requires all websites to tell me about cookies...
Posted by: JoeH
Date: April 23, 2021 09:31AM
I have no problem with the notice being required. However the brain-dead implementations done by many sites to give you that notice I do have problems with.
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