Since the ‘cookie law’ was introduced in the UK, the number of websites asking for permission to set cookies has been growing.

Even small company websites are affected, in fact it strangely seems to be them who’ve been the group that have adopted these mechanisms most actively.

These usually take the form of a banner or popup. Most of them are fairly ugly, intrusive and what’s worse, they sometimes even break other parts of the website, commonly mobile versions. But, the vast majority of sites still have no cookie warnings and no cookie policy.

Reported by RankBetter.co.uk. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare since ever since.