Legal Issues

by Mike Masnick


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cookies, eu



EU's Cookie Law Should Crumble

from the not-a-good-situation dept

A bunch of folks have been sending in versions of this story about new EU cookie rules that will require anyone placing cookies on your computer to first get consent. This is the sort of law that is passed by people who don't understand the technology at all, and misinterpret "cookies" as automatically being malicious. This is the sort of thing that people who were first understanding the web got concerned about a decade ago, until they realized it was nothing to worry about. Except... it appears some people haven't quite figured that out yet, and tragically, they make laws in the EU.

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    Azrael (profile), 13 Nov 2009 @ 10:56pm

    Re: Question...

    Nope, me too. And i've set the cookie rule to Ask before accepting. Why? Because it's very easy to get cookies from some sites your employer would find as a reason to fire you, especially when the cookies are from ads placed in totally benign (or even work related) sites.

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