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


  • @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..


  • 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

    :P


  • @yariplus oops sorry!


  • 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. <3

  • 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!


  • Personally, I think it's funny that all sites I know (including all large sites) show a "This site uses cookie. Accept or leave immediately" banner, but

    1. they don't explain what the cookies do and why. "This site requires cookies to work" is surely not a clear and comprehensive explanation, and
    2. most sites show this warning after cookies have been set (because it's technically much easier).

    So these sites annoy their users and miss the goals of the directive (i.e. they're – in my humble opinion – not fulfilling the legal requirements), and so top even the "lawmakers who couldn't use a mouse". :)

  • GNU/Linux Admin

    Are we just not allowed to store any cookie in any form containing any data without consent?

    Because if so, NodeBB won't fly, because even just landing on any page, you will get a single cookie with express.sid value.

    I've wanted to remove this for a long time (about a year now? When did @miksago last post...), because a forum with lots of anons will clutter the db with useless sess:* entries, which stay active for 14 days.

    Easier said than done actually... need to rewrite how we save cookie data (that is... don't save any cookie data until a login session is started)...

  • Anime Lovers

    It's not just any cookie.

    However, some cookies are exempt from this requirement. Consent is not required if the cookie is:
    used for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication, and
    strictly necessary in order for the provider of an information society service explicitly required by the user to provide that service.
    Cookies clearly exempt from consent according to the EU advisory body on data protection- WP29pdf include:
    user‑input cookies (session-id) such as first‑party cookies to keep track of the user's input when filling online forms, shopping carts, etc., for the duration of a session or persistent cookies limited to a few hours in some cases
    authentication cookies, to identify the user once he has logged in, for the duration of a session
    user‑centric security cookies, used to detect authentication abuses, for a limited persistent duration
    multimedia content player cookies, used to store technical data to play back video or audio content, for the duration of a session
    load‑balancing cookies, for the duration of session
    user‑interface customisation cookies such as language or font preferences, for the duration of a session (or slightly longer)
    third‑party social plug‑in content‑sharing cookies, for logged‑in members of a social network.

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