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Old 04-07-2012, 12:21 PM   #1
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Hi Chaps

I am a little confused on what has to happen with this new law. Does this mean all sites new and old have to have an option for the user to select cookies or not.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:34 AM   #2
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I think the idea is for all websites to comply with it but I just can't see how they will enforce it.
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:42 PM   #3
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I think your right as non of the UK government sites comply. Say you built a site a year ago, does this mean you have to add some code for the privacy option and can we charge to do this? or is it our responsibility as designers/developers to add this to existing and new sites.... I am confused by it all.
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Old 04-22-2012, 02:15 AM   #4
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me too but im going to ignore it unless it becomes urgent to deal with it. I feel its not going to become an issue
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:48 AM   #5
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after doing some research I am less confused, I am going to comply. I am going to off a code snippet to my clients but going to leave them to advise if they want it or not. The code takes 5 minutes to add if that.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:39 AM   #6
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Which snippet are you going to use? Keep seeing the wolf software snippet around.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:51 AM   #7
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I am using some code from CIVIC.

http://civicuk.com/cookie-law/index

They have a plugin for wordpress which works really well. There is probably better ones out there but its quick and easy and looks good.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:57 AM   #8
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Yes, that looks like a good solution, until someone sees sense with this whole madness. Thanks for sharing mate.

As a web designer I think we will be seeking specific consent from customers as to whether they wish to take the risk or not.
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:04 PM   #9
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I agree its madness, it ruins the user experience of a website... having to click something to say you allow cookies...

EC/EU are like the Federation from Star Trek bunch of do gooders trying to dump down Europe... Saying that Get Clicky's cookies are set for 30 years ... and NHS is for 10 years.... Facebook Chat is 5 years.

I have sent a message to my clients saying I do an update but they need to provide privacy statements first and then I will upload the privacy statement and link the widget. However I have given them a deadline for a free update. I can see an opportunity for new clients
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:46 PM   #10
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That sounds like a good approach as well. Looking at the sites that already implemented an 'express permission' solution only 10% of visitors agreed... Effectively making Analytics worthless. As Al Murray says "Back off Brussels!"
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