Are you sick of being asked about cookies?

Former_MSE_Debs Posts: 890 Forumite
edited 25 November 2013 at 4:14PM in MoneySaving polls
Poll started 25 Nov 2013

For about a year, the EU Cookie Directive's forced UK websites to ask if you’re willing to accept cookies (files that track what you’ve done) on your computer.

The idea is to make websites more transparent, and to allow you to stop them tracking if you want to. But often, saying “no” means you sacrifice usability. Is it taking the biscuit?

Which of the following is nearest to your view on the cookie directive?

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  • kompendium
    I don't think the EU directive has changed at all, it's the ICO's view on it that did change.
  • Desperado99
    Desperado99 Posts: 1,195 Forumite
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    I love cookies........ especially the choc chip ones..........
  • barbiedoll
    barbiedoll Posts: 5,326 Forumite
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    I know it's a petty thing to moan about but it drives me mad, having to keep ticking boxes on every site.

    If computer users don't know that they are tracked by websites, and/or they don't care enough to educate themselves on how to avoid giving all of their details away, then they shouldn't be using a computer in the first place!

    Rant over!
    "I may be many things but not being indiscreet isn't one of them"
  • plimsoll
    plimsoll Posts: 153 Forumite
    I assume I'm being tracked by cookies on all sites, and it annoys me having to constantly click yes I know/ok....
  • Petef_2
    For more info on cookies:

    www dot aboutcookies dot org/default.aspx?page=5
  • SirJoeh
    It's not hard to change cookie settings, why not automatically accept unless turned off like it has been since cookies have been about.
  • stevemcol
    stevemcol Posts: 1,666 Forumite
    The warning is a nuisance. Get rid of it.
    I just delete them regularly.
    Apparently I'm 10 years old on MSE. Happy birthday to me...etc
  • Tarry
    Tarry Posts: 11,195 Forumite
    It does my head in!
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  • catwoman73
    And its not like you have a choice really, as websites often don't work without the cookies.

    What I find particularly annoying is the adverts that litter sites that relate to your recent browsing history. Causes difficulties if you share a computer with a partner and have just been shopping for their christmas present!
  • davethorp
    davethorp Posts: 1,577 Forumite
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    I add these pop ups to my ad blocker where they belong
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