Re: oh great!
"So now we can look forward to the ICO making all us law abiding folk put another stupid message on our websites."
I don't mind websites putting cookies on my computer, because my computer is set up so that those cookies don't survive beyond the session. And while your average Joe and Joanne might not know how to do that, they could be educated (or the annoying ones could ask people like us to set up their system appropriately to start with.)
Overall, that would have been much better - but instead we get the silly law.
The silly law that means because of my sensible cookie management, I have to see the annoying pop-ups about cookies every bloody time I visit many websites.
The silly law that means they have to clarify things because those that don't like not being able to track us are now looking at other ways to do it - and are thus looking for ways to track those of us who didn't need protection from the law in the first place.
Stop legislating when educating is better. Grr!