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# 177270 28-Jul-2015 14:07
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What's up with the new cookies stuff popping up at the bottom of the screen?

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  # 1353406 28-Jul-2015 14:10
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It's presumably not just me getting this then!

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  # 1353409 28-Jul-2015 14:12
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I got it too just before. I have my Chrome settings to not allow site cookies.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1353410 28-Jul-2015 14:14
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Just got it as well for the first time.
I have Chrome set to allow Cookies ... but not a fan of what this was asking me

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  # 1353413 28-Jul-2015 14:18
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I only get it on this thread




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  # 1353425 28-Jul-2015 14:21
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There is a script in the source on each page now that points to "Cookie Consent" by Silktide, link to Silktide website. Apparently it's a script to comply with EU cookie laws. Thought something fishy was going on before I saw this thread and realised it wasn't just me.

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  # 1353426 28-Jul-2015 14:21
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I believe in Europe they require these types of warnings on all websites, but don't believe it is a requirement in NZ...yet..it is one of these stupid PC rules? Maybe it is  a requirement for some advertisers?

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  # 1353428 28-Jul-2015 14:22
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Butter or Chocolate chip?




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  # 1353439 28-Jul-2015 14:23
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timmmay: What's up with the new cookies stuff popping up at the bottom of the screen?


Google is making it mandatory for sites using their services to present a cookies choice - or risk being banned. This is due to EU laws and cookies. The alternative would be to block traffic coming from any EU member country.

More information here.

DarthKermit: I got it too just before. I have my Chrome settings to not allow site cookies.


Your browser must accept cookies, otherwise you couldn't log into Geekzone as we need to use a cookie to keep session information.

nzkiwiman: Just got it as well for the first time. I have Chrome set to allow Cookies ... but not a fan of what this was asking me


Nothing change. It's just now clear what is stored in the cookies.






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  # 1353442 28-Jul-2015 14:26
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freitasm:
timmmay: What's up with the new cookies stuff popping up at the bottom of the screen?


Google is making it mandatory for sites using their services to present a cookies choice - or risk being banned. This is due to EU laws and cookies. The alternative would be to block traffic coming from any EU member country.

More information here.



Since when do we fall under EU laws?

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  # 1353443 28-Jul-2015 14:27
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DizzyD:
freitasm:
timmmay: What's up with the new cookies stuff popping up at the bottom of the screen?


Google is making it mandatory for sites using their services to present a cookies choice - or risk being banned. This is due to EU laws and cookies. The alternative would be to block traffic coming from any EU member country.

More information here.



Since when do we fall under EU laws?


Geekzone is part of the world community and  will have members there so no big deal really




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  # 1353447 28-Jul-2015 14:30
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freitasm:
timmmay: What's up with the new cookies stuff popping up at the bottom of the screen?


Google is making it mandatory for sites using their services to present a cookies choice - or risk being banned. This is due to EU laws and cookies. The alternative would be to block traffic coming from any EU member country.

More information here.

DarthKermit: I got it too just before. I have my Chrome settings to not allow site cookies.


Your browser must accept cookies, otherwise you couldn't log into Geekzone as we need to use a cookie to keep session information.

nzkiwiman: Just got it as well for the first time. I have Chrome set to allow Cookies ... but not a fan of what this was asking me


Nothing change. It's just now clear what is stored in the cookies.




Wonder if they will make it a requirement for site that uses Google Analytics. If so, I suspect many sites will just remove it. 

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  # 1353458 28-Jul-2015 14:42
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DizzyD:
freitasm:
timmmay: What's up with the new cookies stuff popping up at the bottom of the screen?


Google is making it mandatory for sites using their services to present a cookies choice - or risk being banned. This is due to EU laws and cookies. The alternative would be to block traffic coming from any EU member country.

More information here.



Since when do we fall under EU laws?


It's not for sites based in the EU but with EU-based visitors. This means almost everysite with English content in the world, really.






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  # 1353460 28-Jul-2015 14:44
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freitasm:
DarthKermit: I got it too just before. I have my Chrome settings to not allow site cookies.


Your browser must accept cookies, otherwise you couldn't log into Geekzone as we need to use a cookie to keep session information.


I don't know the technical side of how cookies work and how you may block them. There's a little red x at the top of my screen with a tool tip that says "This page was prevented from setting cookies." That's all I know.



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  # 1353468 28-Jul-2015 14:55
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Thank god the EU is protecting us from this scourge of the 21st century.

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  # 1353473 28-Jul-2015 15:01
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DarthKermit:
freitasm:
DarthKermit: I got it too just before. I have my Chrome settings to not allow site cookies.


Your browser must accept cookies, otherwise you couldn't log into Geekzone as we need to use a cookie to keep session information.


I don't know the technical side of how cookies work and how you may block them. There's a little red x at the top of my screen with a tool tip that says "This page was prevented from setting cookies." That's all I know.


Cookies are text files in your computer. A website will ask the browser to write something to this file, and later on ask the browser to send the information there - for example we store a cookie with a session information so you can login to Geekzone, etc. 

Some Analytics tools will ad a cookie that will be used to track users around a site so owners know how many pages are viewed, how long in each page, etc. But those can't identify you because there's no link between a cookie and a person - only to a browser. Unless of course someone writes a cookie with personal information but this is not available unless you provide this kind of data.





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