I would urge website owners to watch the 2.5 minute video below which sums things up nicely:
This is a very odd piece of legislation and it’s going to be interesting to see how things develop. If the law is implemented fully, we could be see pop-ups on just about every website we visit, which could become extremely annoying. It wasn’t long ago that we declared war on pop-up advertising. Now we’re inviting pop-ups back again!
Personally, I think a browser setting initiative, combined with public education about cookies would be a much smarter solution. Technically, there’s lots of information which website owners should include in footers (e.g. company registration numbers and registered addresses) but many websites don’t. And I see little attempt to enforce this. Draw your own conclusions.
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