Hello everyone. I guess the question is a bit off the topic but I`m going to give a try anyway :) The EU introduced cookie law some time ago. How do you tackle this issue? I see Google also start using the information on SERPs about cookies. I`m not going to use any popping up banners on my pages with the info about cookies! Is there any better way? Thanks a lot for the answers.
I agree, pop up banners aren`t a good idea. Not sure how your websites looks, but if you have a right sidebar you can place a notification there. Visitors usually pay less attention on ads and other things on the right side. Make the notification in neutral colours or blend it well with the rest of your content. On that way the cookie notification will not bother your visitors and will not affect much your conversion ratio.
its a ridiculous law. But, eu says every member state must have a policy and here in england the icc have said you have to say that you run cookies and (at the very least if you don`t like it go away. ), its stupid and many websites irritate me now becuse of the cookie law(daily mirror springs to mind). Not sure of google`s official position on it, but i did notice that they have a cookie notice on thier pages now!
To me it isn`t ridiculous. It is just implemented wrong. The EU made the "law" (or whatever they call it) to strict and Holland made it even more strict. In the sense, that (almost) every web site should have a banner that visitors first have to agree otherwise they don`t go to the content. So everyone is just clicking that annoying banner.
The problem isn`t that the majority of the web sites that set cookies invade the privacy of the visitor (mainly the cookies are used to improve the web site). The targeted ads are what people see as a violation of the privacy. So why the hell did they target every web site where they could have set rules for targeted ad-agencies like AdSense, or what have you. I can also see that they would include social button like those from Facebook and Google. They are shooting with a shotgun while they should use a sniper. But these people don`t get and probably will never get it.
And there is nothing you or I can do. Just implement an annoying banner but make sure to check for a previous cookie so that you don`t have to annoy people more then once....
Personally, I think that they would be better focusing on these things that want to use your Google or Facebook or Twitter or whatever credentials in order to use their service. Then said service wants to have access to all the details about you down to the level of the name of your first born.
Oh and whether Imagine You Thin even needs to comply on European Cookie laws is a totally different subject. It is essentially a US site though hosted on servers in the UK. The domain name is registered via a US company and the site owner is in the US. So is it subject to US law or European law?
Yep I have the whole question of legal matters as a complete section for what is coming on Inaregee and boy is it complex.