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Brussels cunning plan to save the EU: No more Cookie Popups

John Brown (no body) Silver badge

Re: When is it required, then?

"They say that the consent is not needed for analytics cookies, but I believe those are by far the most objectionable cookies,"

Exactly this. Cookies used to make the site functional, eg preferences, bookmarks, shopping trolleys etc, especially when not from a 3rd party, are fine. The analytics tracking cookies are *precisely* the ones people don't like and are the specific threat to privacy that most people thought this original cookie directive was about.

Even El Reg only shows a banner telling you they use cookies. There no option to refuse them other than to run your own cookie blocker. Pretty much everyone saw that loophole immediately and simply carried on as normal, bar the warning pop-ups. Although IIRC, the BBC do have options of allow all cookies or allow only functionally required cookies but those options are a bit harder to find.

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