That Cookie Warning, though!

Discussion in 'Time Out' started by Paul Norman, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Paul Norman

    Paul Norman UKBF Ace Free Member

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    The last few times I have popped into UKBF I have been greeted with a cookie warning the size of a small nation.

    I assumed it would be a one off, but it is there again, this morning.

    Is this a thing, now? Or is it just my laptop?
     
    Posted: Aug 14, 2019 By: Paul Norman Member since: Apr 8, 2010
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  2. Gordon - Commercial Finance

    Gordon - Commercial Finance UKBF Ace Free Member

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    I had it on a few occasions over and over again on my laptop, but not on my desktop.

    Never had "SIFT MEDIA" shouted quite so loudly in my face.
     
    Posted: Aug 14, 2019 By: Gordon - Commercial Finance Member since: Jun 26, 2017
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  3. Paul Norman

    Paul Norman UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Agreed. To shout that loudly in a person's face you really must first be married to them.
     
    Posted: Aug 14, 2019 By: Paul Norman Member since: Apr 8, 2010
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  4. obscure

    obscure UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Do you have some form of cookie blocking on your laptop? I have had a similar experience on sites until I whitelisted them.
     
    Posted: Aug 14, 2019 By: obscure Member since: Jan 18, 2008
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  5. STDFR33

    STDFR33 UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Something funny about the site for at least two weeks.

    In addition to problem you mention, I also have had the website grinding to a halt on a number of devices and also telling me that my IP address is banned (only for it to let me continue 5 minutes later).
     
    Posted: Aug 14, 2019 By: STDFR33 Member since: Aug 7, 2016
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  6. SteLacca

    SteLacca UKBF Ace Free Member

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    The cookie warnings annoy the hell out of me across the board. One of the most pointless pieces of legislation I've encountered.
     
    Posted: Aug 14, 2019 By: SteLacca Member since: Jun 16, 2016
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  7. Alyson Dyer

    Alyson Dyer UKBF Regular Free Member

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    But you only get the one chance........
     
    Posted: Aug 14, 2019 By: Alyson Dyer Member since: Oct 27, 2011
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  8. Darren_Ssc

    Darren_Ssc UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Mathias Döpfner and his band of German MEPs are very concerned for your privacy though... these things are purely for your own good, don't you know ;)
     
    Posted: Aug 14, 2019 By: Darren_Ssc Member since: Mar 1, 2019
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  9. SteLacca

    SteLacca UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Given that a cookie is little more than a config file for a website, how much longer before we get big, obtrusive popups on all software warning us that it will install a config file on the local machine.
     
    Posted: Aug 14, 2019 By: SteLacca Member since: Jun 16, 2016
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  10. Root 66 Woodshop

    Root 66 Woodshop UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    I wouldn't be too bothered if it actually looked like a cookie!
    [​IMG]
     
    Posted: Aug 14, 2019 By: Root 66 Woodshop Member since: Nov 22, 2011
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  11. Gordon - Commercial Finance

    Gordon - Commercial Finance UKBF Ace Free Member

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    That would just be torture for those of us on a diet though...
     
    Posted: Aug 14, 2019 By: Gordon - Commercial Finance Member since: Jun 26, 2017
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  12. Root 66 Woodshop

    Root 66 Woodshop UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Posted: Aug 14, 2019 By: Root 66 Woodshop Member since: Nov 22, 2011
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  13. Gordon - Commercial Finance

    Gordon - Commercial Finance UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Yes that's exactly what I mean... is there a drooling emoji??
     
    Posted: Aug 14, 2019 By: Gordon - Commercial Finance Member since: Jun 26, 2017
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  14. Root 66 Woodshop

    Root 66 Woodshop UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    I think so...

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    Posted: Aug 15, 2019 at 8:51 AM By: Root 66 Woodshop Member since: Nov 22, 2011
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  15. Gordon - Commercial Finance

    Gordon - Commercial Finance UKBF Ace Free Member

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    They’re worse than the cookie!
     
    Posted: Aug 15, 2019 at 8:55 AM By: Gordon - Commercial Finance Member since: Jun 26, 2017
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  16. Raw Rob

    Raw Rob UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    I hardly see any now since I installed this extension https://www.i-dont-care-about-cookies.eu/

    What's annoying me now is some US sites just blanket blocking the EU because of the GDPR regulations. That certainly backfired. Although a VPN usually works.
     
    Posted: Aug 15, 2019 at 4:59 PM By: Raw Rob Member since: Aug 1, 2009
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  17. MikeJ

    MikeJ UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    oooh, that's interesting.

    If someone has one to say "No, I don't want notifications from this site" I'd be even happier

    (not "this" site. Any site)
     
    Posted: Aug 16, 2019 at 10:58 AM By: MikeJ Member since: Jan 15, 2008
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