EU Cookie Law discussion
Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:31 AM
Even if there was a fine it wouldn't be more than the loss of 90% of my business.
Posted 13 July 2012 - 08:55 PM
Hi James, spot on - its Brussels gone mad. UK websites have been allowed a further 12 months before the Information Commissioner begins to flex his muscles.
Are the ICO really going to try and enforce this? Surely the cost of enforcement would be huge?
Posted 14 July 2012 - 01:53 PM
I think they will just look to high profile websites and anyone else that is just unlucky enough to pop up when they are browsing.
Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:21 PM
Note he said "It's difficult to imagine that non compliance with the cookies rule is ever going to trigger a situation in which we would be able to issue a monetary penalty" - interesting!
Posted 01 August 2012 - 03:24 PM
As for the ico Dave Evans bod, typical waffle, clouding an otherwise foggy mist with no clear vision or useful information - in deathly dull monotone that would send an insomniac into a coma.
This all reminds me of a friend who was forced to spend half a million back in the 80's to comply with EU food packaging laws for his sandwich business. A few weeks in he had no option but to sell up. A few months after that I was in Brussels, where I bought a sandwich from a garage/service station.... yes - indeed... no proper packaging, no ingredients list and no sell-by or use-by dates.
We've complied, and I expect most people in the U.K will. I'll wager the Belgians are the last - if ever, pipped at the post by the Dutch... nearly whacked by the French and the Italians.... but not in my lifetime.
Somewhere between voting and government the whole picture of democracy has become warped and those we employ to serve, now rule over us. Bet you can't find anyone who voted, let alone fought for that.
If this gov had any cahoonas, they'd bin our membership of the EU. We don't need it and never have. And it's not a case of too many cooks. Cooks at the very least are able to cook.
Rant, rant, rant!
Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:32 AM
The idea on the cookie law is actually not bad: protect the users privacy especially from dubious companies.
However the execution is terrible.
All EU websites have a great disadvantage compared to the rest of the world. In a way this is discrimination.
I think the whole cookie issue should be pushed to the browser. This would mean that there would only a few companies that would have to make changes compared to thousands or even millions.
The problem will be that every website will handle the cookie management different. If the browsers would do it then as long as you use the same browser it would be the same across all websites.
And now the ridiculous thing about the law:
If a person asked that no cookies will be placed on the computer we have to place a cookie to remember that the user doesn't want a specific cookie.
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