The stupid cookie law is dead at last – “exactly what websites were doing in 2009, except in a bigger font”

The organisation responsible for policing the UK cookie law has just announced that they will stop asking users for permission to set cookies on their own website. In other words:

The Information Commissioner’s Office – who for brevity I’ll call Fickle the Clown –  says they’re doing this “so that we can get reliable information to make our website better”. They’ve changed their mind because “many more people are [now] aware of cookies”.

In future Fickle will use a banner to tell their visitors that by visiting their website they consent to the use of cookies, and they’ll link to a page explaining what cookies are and how to disable them in your browser. So exactly what websites were doing in 2009, except in a bigger font.

You MUST click through to the posting, if only to see the infographics.

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