The Cookie Paradox

New law might result in breakdown of causality

The Cookie Paradox

I love this, and I quote:

A number of users have requested how they can stop the cookie popup without user consent. In order to stop the popup appearing you need to store a cookie to tell the script not to popup. However if that is done then this would be breaking the law.

So the law is the law - and I'm not questioning that - but this whole PECR 'Cookie' Law has really made my job interesting for the last couple of months. I think the quote above sums it all up - and made me laugh when I read it...

More cookie related sillyness

If course many online businesses (isn't that all of them nowadays?) are struggling to implement their solutions to the cookie paradox. So far the silliest I have found, and therefore the best in my opinion is by The Daily Mash. Have a look at their site and wait for the banner at the top of the screen:

Visit The Daily Mash
(I take no responsibility for the content of that site generally though!)

12-Jun-2012 Add comment

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Matthew Norman...

... who lives in the UK, who is not an actor, not a clock manufacturer, did not write a rough guide to cuba and also has never written for the Telegraph. I have written books on coldfusion and web databases.

(c) somewhere in space and time: M.Norman