Hissingsid - 2:10 pm on Apr 6, 2012 (gmt 0)
OK I get all of that. What I'm just trying to explore is the grey area that is created by this. You see I was under the impression that only the domain that set a cookie could retrieve the cookie but here it looks like two domains can retrieve the cookie. My domain and Google.
It seems to me that privacy implications, which is what this is all about, only come into play if I (my domain) retrieves the cookie and do something with the information but I never retrieve it, my site does nothing with it. It is retrieved by Google and they do something with it. It is then only, by me, used for looking at the statistics created by analytics. I can't look at individual users and I can't react to individual behaviour.
I think that I'm going to have to read the wording of the legislation because it might well come down to interpretation of the finer points of the law.