Today website developers in the EU (not including UK for the time being) have to inform users explicitly that they are about to place a cookie on their machine. They will then need to inform the user that they need to set another cookie on their machine to remember that they have given permission to set the first cookie on the machine. What.The.Fuck?
Poor Google Analytics
Google Analytics is going to be most hit. They have the biggest slice of the tracking pie, so how do they set about tell a visitor they are about to set a cookie on the person’s machine. Or I take it the law will make the website owner state that Google is going to do this?
Poor people that delete cookies on browser shut down
If you clear the cookies from your browser session when you close it, then every time you visit a website you will be asked all these yes or no questions.
That’s just a bit of a pain in the fucking ass. Stupid European Law makers sitting on some high seat in Brussels over thinking the internet and how they can control it. Fuck off and leave us alone.
Or the really simple option is…if you don’t know how to use your browser, to stop all cookies being set by using Private Browsing mode or the security features already built in, then get off the internet. You should need a licence to be allowed a computer 😀
Rant not over, more will surely appear.