Cookie walls don’t comply with GDPR, says Dutch DPA

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  1. ronjor

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  2. sdmod

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    it's funny that this article is on a page that does exactly that, with it's Oath Gateway

    I'm glad that I was not the only person thinking that,. I get tired with that sort of thing and also CAPTCHAS are a real nuisance...I'm sick of buses, crosswalks, steps, bicycles, traffic lights etc. Trips, traps and cookies, puzzles and proviso pages drag all the joy out of internet life and madly frustrate when you are busy.
    When the content is not that important for me to view (which is most of the ime) I just leave those sites straight away.
    One other thing that I hate is that we have been left in the dirt if we don't have the most modern browser
    The worst thing is that this is legitmized and deemed by consensus as acceptible and normal.

     
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    It is ubiquitous.
     
  4. Floyd 57

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    Do like me, block all cookies by default, and clear on exit those that are absolutely necessary. Many sites won't even load if you don't accept cookies from the site itself. But I don't have any unnecessary cookies. And almost all of my cookies are clear on exit. Only ones that aren't are those that I want to stay logged in as I visit the site at least once every day or two
     
  5. mirimir

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    This is just so obvious. That stuff was never going to pass GDPR.

    I mean, it basically says that you can't require tracking as a condition for access. You must have a valid business need for tracking. And ad-targeting isn't a valid reason.
     
  6. Rasheed187

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    I just hope they will soon get rid of these annoying alerts. Luckily with uBlock you can block most of them.
     
  7. Floyd 57

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    Also you're supposed to have the option to decline or accept. Most sites just have an informational message with accept, which does nothing other than than remove the message as they track you anyway with the cookies. Properly made sites have option to decline or accept, usually decline either leads you to a pure text based form of the website, or out of the website. And with accept, you can choose what purposes the cookies can be used for, required, tracking, additional etc. But like I said, vast majority of websites just have accept button that does nothing really
     
  8. Floyd 57

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    Not the smartest of ideas. More and more websites need you to show their cookie reminder, and sometimes even click accept, before other site functionality loads. One example - https://dreammachines.eu/ on this website, if you've got annoyances filter, like fanboy or adguard, the cookie message will be hidden by the cosmetic filter, but the dimmed background remains. Ofc, you can also block that, but then further functionality is broken... All in all, annoyances filter hide and break many things that should not be hidden, or obviously broken, to be worth using
     
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    Luckily I don't encounter these sites that much, so uBlock combined with the "I don't care about cookies" extension works just fine.
     
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