European Cookie Bullshit



  • There's a law in the EU that you should tell every new visitor who's not been to your site before that you use cookies and how you use them. It's an extremely annoying and pointless piece of legislations. However, if you want to run a website in the EU, you're legally required to do it.
    It's this bullshit right here.

    Essentially you have to tell people you use cookies and they can either accept it or leave.
    cookieLawBS



  • If this is true, this is absolutely halarious...plus it ignores the fact that since cookies could be wiped...people could easily find themselves on their favorite website spammed by "you've never been here before!"



  • @UnknownGeek Sadly, it is true.



  • Nobody likes this law. Sadly it is still a law, and companies can face prosecution for failure to comply.


  • Global Moderator

    @drew said:

    Nobody likes this law. Sadly it is still a law, and companies can face prosecution for failure to comply.

    No one has ever been prosecuted, and they have only received 1023 complaints up to end of 2014.



  • @a_5mith but Google forces admins to embed this cookie bullshit if they don't want to be banned from Google Adsense. I got the email from google adsense..


  • Global Moderator

    Don't use Google Adsense then. Running a forum is not about profit or loss, it's about the conversation between members.

    Something which adverts detract from by paying you hardly anything for your users to visit a different website.

    Also Adblock. 🙂



  • I see no issues with the "European Cookie Bullshit" (I am from Europe, but as American as Lincoln now). It is intended to protect the user (any other hidden and ulterior purpose notwithstanding). It takes a second to make the notice disappear. More often than not, I simply ignore it and continue using the site as I was.



  • @a_5mith I don't use it on forum, but some other sites.

    All larger forums and blogs use Adsense or ads in general. If you have some heavy used website, which generates user experience from content, then you have to invest much time to this website. This is the time which you could invest in your job or family, so for me it is OK to monetize.



  • @Fastidious said:

    I see no issues with the "European Cookie Bullshit" (I am from Europe, but as American as Lincoln now). It is intended to protect the user (any other hidden and ulterior purpose notwithstanding). It takes a second to make the notice disappear. More often than not, I simply ignore it and continue using the site as I was.

    By why should we (website owners) use this shit? 99,99% will click on OK and not leave the website. That is not a real choice, it is a button which every new user or every user with incognito browser-modus has to click on.



  • @prog said:

    By why should we (website owners) use this shit?

    Simple answer? It is the law, deal with it.



  • @Fastidious said:

    @prog said:

    By why should we (website owners) use this shit?

    Simple answer? It is the law, deal with it.

    Clear, but it is against user experience and it makes no sense to me.



  • As this is an EU only issue and NodeBB is in the US, should this be a plugin request?


  • Community Rep

    @drew said:

    As this is an EU only issue and NodeBB is in the US, should this be a plugin request?

    *Canada

    😛



  • @yariplus oops sorry!


  • Global Moderator

    Why does this need to be a plugin? Throw this code into a header widget and "furget abawt it".

    <script type="text/javascript">
        window.cookieconsent_options = {"message":"This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website","dismiss":"Got it!","learnMore":"More info","link":"http://example.com/cookie-policy","theme":"dark-top"};
    </script>
    
    <script type="text/javascript" src="//s3.amazonaws.com/cc.silktide.com/cookieconsent.latest.min.js"></script>
    

    Hints: Replace dark-top with any of the following:

    • dark-floating
    • dark-bottom
    • light-top
    • light-bottom
    • light-floating

    Floating will float it in from the bottom right corner. Bottom sets it at the bottom just above urgh "the fold"
    Problem solved.



  • @a_5mith
    Amazing. So just this and the custom pages plugin and it's all good. ❤


  • Plugin & Theme Dev

    @a_5mith said:

    Why does this need to be a plugin? Throw this code into a header widget and "furget abawt it".

    <script type="text/javascript">
        window.cookieconsent_options = {"message":"This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website","dismiss":"Got it!","learnMore":"More info","link":"http://example.com/cookie-policy","theme":"dark-top"};
    </script>
    
    <script type="text/javascript" src="//s3.amazonaws.com/cc.silktide.com/cookieconsent.latest.min.js"></script>
    

    Hints: Replace dark-top with any of the following:

    • dark-floating
    • dark-bottom
    • light-top
    • light-bottom
    • light-floating

    Floating will float it in from the bottom right corner. Bottom sets it at the bottom just above urgh "the fold"
    Problem solved.

    but you get his everytime?



  • @exo.do Nope, the js library takes care of only showing it once until someone says "got it"



  • I'm firmly in the "this is a stupid law" camp but as @Fastidious said earlier, it is what it is and we just have to deal with that.

    @a_5mith Thanks for the snippet!


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