Apple joins wide array of tech companies in fight to kill EU's 'Cookie Law'

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  • Reply 21 of 29
    latifbplatifbp Posts: 544member
    Like every other EU legislation. Achieves nothing but annoyance,
    Really? Being able to return things bought online within 14 days, mandated 2 year warranty, no inter-country VAT those are far from annoying. Some of the consumer protection is over reach but to me it's worth it.
    Mandatory 2 year warranties will likely cause prices to increase for EU customers. Enjoy paying more!
  • Reply 22 of 29
    Apple fighting the good fight against tracking cookies.
    And yet you still can’t do anything about removing or spoofing your link referrer in Safari...
    That's completely different and you know it. Please take your iBashing elsewhere.  Good day, sir.
  • Reply 23 of 29
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,388member
    That's completely different and you know it. Please take your iBashing elsewhere.  Good day, sir.
    Not really. Not at all. It refers to privacy just as much as cookie protection. Developers can read referrers and ignore or falsify content therefrom.
  • Reply 24 of 29
    singularitysingularity Posts: 1,328member
    latifbp said:
    Really? Being able to return things bought online within 14 days, mandated 2 year warranty, no inter-country VAT those are far from annoying. Some of the consumer protection is over reach but to me it's worth it.
    Mandatory 2 year warranties will likely cause prices to increase for EU customers. Enjoy paying more!
    It's been 14 years since that directive came into force. Any price rise due to that (if there were any!) Haven't been noticed.
  • Reply 25 of 29
    joshajosha Posts: 901member
    Nah. The single currency and free trade, for example, eliminate a lot of annoyance. I had to ship something to Norway last week, more hassle than shipping shipping inside the EU. I remember needing to change money when going on vacation, happy to be rid of that nonsense. Also national legislators are perfectly capable of souvereignly thinking up idiotic laws on their own. The "cookie law" is the result legislators needing to be seen as doing something to solve problems. Anything. If nothing smart is possible then it will just have to be something stupid. The EU is not the only legislator with that problem.
    But the EU members don't all use the Euro.
    Several years ago after being in Euro friendly Italy, we went to England.
    Couldn't use our Euros in England, also the banks where we were wouldn't change our Euros to UK £ .
  • Reply 26 of 29
    That's completely different and you know it. Please take your iBashing elsewhere.  Good day, sir.
    Not really. Not at all. It refers to privacy just as much as cookie protection. Developers can read referrers and ignore or falsify content therefrom.
    I said good day!
  • Reply 27 of 29
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,388member
    I said good day!
    So not even an attempt at an argument, then.
    gatorguy
  • Reply 28 of 29
    crowleycrowley Posts: 10,453member
    That's completely different and you know it. Please take your iBashing elsewhere.  Good day, sir.
    Not really. Not at all. It refers to privacy just as much as cookie protection. Developers can read referrers and ignore or falsify content therefrom.
    And individuals can choose not to click on referral links, and can go to whatever website manually.

    Systematically refusing to grant websites a referral credit when you are using that website for the convenience of their referrals is a rather twisted, selfish view on privacy.  

    I hope that such controls don't get implemented.
  • Reply 29 of 29
    I said good day!
    So not even an attempt at an argument, then.
    If you're looking for someone to argue with then you're definitely barking up the wrong tree.  I don't come here to argue.
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