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Seeing more sites with cookie warning popups

Has anything changed to bring this on

     
7:13 pm on Aug 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Over the last month or two, I seem to be seeing a lot more sites with warning popups about cookies, giving the option (I assume) to opt out.

This cookie law apeared to be a bit of a damp sqib last year - haas anything changed recently?
9:21 pm on Aug 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Was there a time limit on the law? Ordinarily laws don't go into effect the very instant they're enacted; there's a particular date, either express or implied. So all the sites that didn't want to pay a developer for half an hour's work have waited until they can get it done by a summer intern or a visiting nephew :)
10:40 pm on Aug 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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No deadline at all. You're right, a damp squib.

UK's ICO Changes Cookie Law Policy To Implied Consent [webmasterworld.com]

It's now so watered down that it's as good as meaningless, imho.

It's now become irritating to see those popups.
9:12 pm on Sept 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I have seen a lot more recently too, it gets really annoying.
8:22 am on Sept 17, 2013 (gmt 0)

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That's right, piatkow, and because us folks clear our cookies regularly, we keep getting the messages.

I hope it's annoying the bureaucrats, too, as they devised it.
8:05 pm on Nov 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

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and because us folks clear our cookies regularly, we keep getting the messages.

I hope it's annoying the bureaucrats, too, as they devised it.

The point is that these are NOT required.