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  • Dirtbox Best Forumite, 2015 29 May 2012 11:28:49 86,555 posts
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    What's that all about then.
  • Alastair 29 May 2012 11:29:40 18,891 posts
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    It's the American name for biscuits. Nothing to worry about.
  • MetalDog 29 May 2012 11:29:54 24,035 posts
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    Law compliance.
  • sport 29 May 2012 11:30:38 13,548 posts
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    Yeah, new regulations from the EU I think - if a site uses cookies, they gotta explicitly tell the user - looks like EG are borrowing BBC's example.
  • Dirtbox Best Forumite, 2015 29 May 2012 11:30:50 86,555 posts
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    What law is this? First time I've seen it on any site ever.
  • Dirtbox Best Forumite, 2015 29 May 2012 11:31:11 86,555 posts
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    Oh. Okay.
  • boo 29 May 2012 11:31:24 12,637 posts
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    Mmmm, cookies.

    Nom, nom, nom.
  • mrpon 29 May 2012 11:31:37 32,017 posts
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    Saw something similar on Nectar the other day.
  • Dirtbox Best Forumite, 2015 29 May 2012 11:31:46 86,555 posts
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    The OMG INTERNET REQUIRES A 3kb FILE ON YOUR COMPUTER law.
  • henro_ben 29 May 2012 11:32:01 2,302 posts
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    Became law here on the 26th, everyone's had the last year to sort their sites out.

    Mind you, roughly 95% of our clients seem to be ignoring it and hoping it'll go away...
  • oceanmotion 29 May 2012 11:32:35 16,812 posts
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    Not sure if this is the Do Not Track feature which I think might be a button prompt rather than cookie options which may be an EU only thing.
  • DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2015 29 May 2012 11:33:32 28,633 posts
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    Only came in on the 26th. Can't keep cookies without consent now. Anything else I could type would be googled stuff so I'll stop there and admit that's the extent of what I know.
  • MrTomFTW Best Moderator, 2015 29 May 2012 11:33:58 44,548 posts
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    Yeah, I've seen this on a number of sites recently. Couldn't give less of a fuck really.
  • Dirtbox Best Forumite, 2015 29 May 2012 11:34:14 86,555 posts
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    Seems bizarre given the gov want to track everyone's movements on the net, yet sites have to give you an option to disallow it. The left hand doesn't seem to have a clue what the right foot is up to.
  • graysonavich 29 May 2012 11:34:49 8,080 posts
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    On the same day when there's PM spam on some film about some crap.

    lols
  • Dirtbox Best Forumite, 2015 29 May 2012 11:35:06 86,555 posts
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    DFawkes wrote:
    Only came in on the 26th. Can't keep cookies without consent now. Anything else I could type would be googled stuff so I'll stop there and admit that's the extent of what I know.
    What are they going to do, block the non-EU sites that couldn't give a shit about it?
  • sport 29 May 2012 11:35:30 13,548 posts
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    henro_ben wrote:
    Became law here on the 26th, everyone's had the last year to sort their sites out.

    Mind you, roughly 95% of our clients seem to be ignoring it and hoping it'll go away...
    I think they're being a bit lenient - read that a ton of government sites haven't been sorted yet. Basically, don't worry about it until a user complains, then put it up.
  • Alastair 29 May 2012 11:35:42 18,891 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Seems bizarre given the gov want to track everyone's movements on the net, yet sites have to give you an option to disallow it. The left hand doesn't seem to have a clue what the right foot is up to.
    Further evidence that 9/11 was an inside job!
  • graysonavich 29 May 2012 11:37:59 8,080 posts
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    It's the 90s all over again.

    I swear we go round in circles with this shit.
  • TechnoHippy 29 May 2012 11:38:32 14,707 posts
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    Unlikely, the attack was successfull.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGLZqDXau98&feature=player_detailpage#t=49s
  • henro_ben 29 May 2012 11:38:42 2,302 posts
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    It's more to do with 3rd party/tracking & cookies for 'trivial' usage. Stuff actually required for a site to work e.g. a shopping cart doesn't need consent AFAIK.
  • Dirtbox Best Forumite, 2015 29 May 2012 11:40:22 86,555 posts
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    EG has tracking cookies?

    Surely they can find their own porn.
  • sport 29 May 2012 11:42:39 13,548 posts
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    henro_ben wrote:
    It's more to do with 3rd party/tracking & cookies for 'trivial' usage. Stuff actually required for a site to work e.g. a shopping cart doesn't need consent AFAIK.
    Yeah, I can see a ton of people switching off cookies completely out of "fear", then complaining that they can't get shopping carts to work, they can't login (stay logged in) etc etc.

    It's basically just facebook and google doing all the user profiling anyway.
  • Load_2.0 29 May 2012 11:53:04 22,990 posts
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    @Dirtbox

    EG is like a postwank cigarette, I dread to think what filth I have dragged here.
  • JayG 29 May 2012 12:23:21 1,000 posts
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    Ironic they do this after Eurogamer has one of the most annoying fucking ads I've ever seen. A great big crosshair is exactly what I need when looking over the forum.
  • MrTomFTW Best Moderator, 2015 29 May 2012 13:23:26 44,548 posts
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    Yeah, between that "Crosshair" ad, the pre-video trail and the spam in my inbox they've ensured I'm never going to watch War of the Dead.
  • rauper Staff 29 May 2012 13:23:35 3,376 posts
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    It's a shitty, unpoliceable law... waste of everyone's time. IMHO!
  • Load_2.0 29 May 2012 13:26:20 22,990 posts
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    Aiiiiiiiiieeee it is the boss!

    Niteninja was right all along. EG is the hub of all evil.
  • sport 29 May 2012 13:36:06 13,548 posts
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    mark zuc wrote:
    It's a shitty, unpoliceable law... waste of everyone's time. IMHO!
    Nice try "rauper".
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