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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Threatening Notice

I received an interesting notice yesterday:

European Union laws require you to give European Union visitors information about cookies used on your blog. In many cases, these laws also require you to obtain consent.
As a courtesy, we have added a notice on your blog to explain Google's use of certain Blogger and Google cookies, including use of Google Analytics and AdSense cookies.

You are responsible for confirming this notice actually works for your blog, and that it displays. If you employ other cookies, for example by adding third party features, this notice may not work for you. Learn more about this notice and your responsibilities.
Dismiss this notification
Your HTTPS settings have changed. All visitors are now able to view your blog over an encrypted connection by visiting Existing links and bookmarks to your blog will continue to work.

I can't say that I have ever been threatened with violating any European laws before, and I'm not sure I care.  I don't expect to visit there in the remainder of my lifetime, since I never have previously.

But Google has a long reach.  So I willingly state that,  to the best of my knowledge I will not and have not violated any cookie rules and do not plan to. 

Which is easy, because if there are any "cookies" in my blog, Google put them there...

1 comment:

Megan said...

I wouldn't have called this 'threatening'. Because I visit quite a few websites based in the EU, I'm used to seeing the notices on them about cookies.

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