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    Cookies Required by British Law?
    This is the best place I could think of for this question. If it seems to be better located elsewhere, let me know and I'll move it.

    My wife went to a game website earlier tonight that I believe is based in Great Britain. Cookies were off in her browser. As the site was loading, a popup/banner appeared suggesting that cookies must be activated because the company was required to track people via cookies by British law. Is this legit or a load of Bullfeathers? I'm betting bull feathers.

    Note: I don't think this is the kind of message that appears where a site says it may not function properly without cookies. She's used to that message.
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    Not quite Sly. They are required to advise you and get your consent if they are tracking you but posing it as a Government requirement influences folk to allow this. The same applies Down Under. Have a read of this that explains it:-


    http://www.cookielaw.org/the-cookie-law/

    And the law as written:-


    https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organis...s_guidance.pdf
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    Thanks Harry. I should have figured it was something like that. That's a bit shady if you ask me.

    Edit: I'm impressed Harry. You came through in record time. I usually have to wait quite a while for answers. In fact, I think I have a few unanswered questions in the stack.
    Sylvester Roque Former Contributing Editor About This Particular Macintosh

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