New EU Cookie Law (e-Privacy Directive)

There is a new EU ruling about cookies, and getting hard and fast facts about it all at the moment is a nightmare. And by what I can figure out, I'm supposed to ask your permission to put cookies on your computer. However a cookie is put onto your computer as soon as you visit the site, so asking for your permission is impossible!

The latest guidance states: Implied consent is a valid form of consent and can be used in the context of compliance with the revised rules on cookies. So the way I interpret the new law is that you have consented to the use of cookies simply by visiting the site! Yep I know it's a daft way of looking at it, but by making this statement it's the only way I can see to abiding by the law, and ruling out any complaint against me.

when you read statements like this: A £500,000 fine is theoretically possible then I feel I have to tell you that this website does put cookies on your computer, and I also take that as being enough to cover me should you want to take me to court. Not that it would do you any good as I don't have any money.

This website makes use of cookies to store your login information if you are registered, and your last visit if you are not. Cookies are small text documents stored on your computer, and are used by all websites. the cookies set by this website can only be used on this website and pose no security risk. They are designed to make loading quicker and aid navigation. It is not possible to view this website without cookies, and members will not be able to login.

I hope this has given you a satisfactory explanation about the use of cookies on this website, for more information about the new rules and to find information on how to remove cookies please go to:

For those of you who thought this page was an offer of a biscuit, it's not! It is about a small piece of data that gets put on your computer by every website you visit. Although cookies cannot carry viruses, and cannot install malware on the host computer, tracking cookies and especially *third-party tracking cookies are commonly used as ways to compile long-term records of individuals' browsing histories — a major privacy concern that has prompted European and US law makers to take action.

The cookies used on this website are perfectly safe, not shared or sold on, and I take this statement as being enough to comply with the new laws.

And that Ladies and Gentlemen is what's called passing the buck

*This website does not track your movements to or from other websites, or use any third-party tracking tools.

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