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Google UK: Agree To Privacy Policy Notice or Not Proceed to Use its Services

     
11:27 am on May 9, 2016 (gmt 0)

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This is the first time i've seen this: Google interrupts a search on google.co.uk with Privacy policy Notice, and you cannot proceed to use Google services until proceeding with the Privacy Policy notice.
The notice explains that nothing has changed, but it's clear it's there to ensure that Google has the users' acceptance of the privacy policy.

Note - I was not signed in, and if you are signed in, it will remember the choice across signed in devices and browsers.

Hitting "Next" brings you to more general text about what Google does in its process of tracking your activity.

At the end, it has a big blue "I Agree" button, or "Other options" which takes you through to ways of setting privacy.

To proceed, you have to hit the "I Agree" button. There are no other options.
Before hitting the button, a new window brings up the same interstitial.
I opened a different browser and I didn't get the interstitial at all.
11:42 am on May 9, 2016 (gmt 0)

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I have seen two different notices over the last new weeks or months. One is as you describe, another is just a notice above the SERPS.

Did the wording you saw use legal obligations as an excuse?
11:57 am on May 9, 2016 (gmt 0)

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I've seen the privacy reminder for a couple of weeks: That button you can click, and it's optional.

Yes, the interstitial is obligations to meet the "data protection laws"
11:01 am on May 11, 2016 (gmt 0)

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So that brilliantly well thought out EU cookie law is now being used as an excuse for more tracking, as well as discouraging blocking cookies (I used to allow only white listed cookies until those warnings became too much of a nuisance)? This cookie law is enough to make me vote leave as it is ;)
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1:00 pm on May 27, 2016 (gmt 0)

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been seeing the same for the last couple of weeks - and on google.es

This cookie law is enough to make me vote leave as it is ;)


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