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Post by BobTheDog »

Hi Guys,

Since the forum changes I am constantly asked to accept cookies, not every time I visit but maybe 1/3 of the time.

It is beginning to get annoying, not as annoying as Borris but still annoying.

Is this just me?

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Post by BJG145 »

I can't say I've noticed, though TBH I always just click "accept all" whenever I see it without even thinking about it.

(Windows 10 / Chrome / Adblock Plus.)
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Post by zenguitar »

I think it is due to the changes in cookie consent rules enforced in recent years. It is something I experience on several sites these days, not just SOS.

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Post by N i g e l »

I have set my browser to "clear cookies on exit" so i have to click every time I reboot, everywhere, SOS, uTube, everything.
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Post by Folderol »

On SOS you don't need to. Just click on any section and it goes away. It even effectively says that - although this is not strictly compliant with the law.
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Post by OneWorld »

zenguitar wrote: Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:54 pm I think it is due to the changes in cookie consent rules enforced in recent years. It is something I experience on several sites these days, not just SOS.

Andy :beamup:

Yep, that's the irritating bit. Some sites never ask, maybe they are just dumping the cookies on us anyway, some occasionally ask, though despite my going through the options and saving the choices, only to be asked to make the choices again, even though settings had been saved, and some sites ask every time I go to the site, and again I choose and save the options.

It really is getting to the point where I use the internet less and less, and Google, well don't get me started on them. I now just visit a few 'friendly' site SOS included of course and limit my browsing to those sites.

On the internet there's a surfeit of information and not all of it any use. Over the pandemic I was one of those that started baking my own bread etc and growing vegetables and on browsing the web for advice I found there must be 1001 ways of baking a loaf or growing a carrot, that I gave up and used the time old method of 'browsing' - called up a few pals with the relevant expertise and offered to buy them a pint in exchange for their sage advice
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Post by James Perrett »

I've only had to consent to cookies when they've been making changes to the site. This happened fairly often after the last upgrade but I've not seen the cookie consent box for a few weeks now. Do you have the Remember Me box ticked when you sign in?

Ebay is another matter though - I need to consent to cookies daily on there at the moment.
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Post by Eddy Deegan »

I take pains to reject as many cookies as possible on every site I visit and click away from all sites that play fast and loose with the ability to do so. In conjunction with Ublock Origin this makes for a much lighter breadcrumb trail left behind and a far nicer browsing experience all round. I hardly ever see ads anywhere.

However for a site to remember your cookie choice it needs to set a cookie. I suspect most sites put that cookie in the 'essential' category but I also suspect that a lot don't on the premise that you'll get the nag until you give in and accept whatever category they put it in, thus forcing you to accept a bunch of other cookies at the same time.

I have this site whitelisted in uBlock Origin and accept all SOS cookies though, and it never nags me other than on rare occasions when something has changed as James mentioned.
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Post by MOF »

I get more annoyed at having to constantly agree to cookies on every website, though I can’t remember the last time SOS asked me to agree.
I know why it was brought in but I would have thought that those who have such issues could have just used secure web browsing.
N.B. I’m not an expert in such matters so maybe I’m missing something.
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Post by OneWorld »

More annoying is for example.....I recently had some treatment on the NHS, during the course of this treatment I had to disclose my email address, so far so good. But on at least one occasion, when filling in the ubiquitous 'patient survey' I noted it was being handled by a private company, a US company as it happens (I looked them up on the internet)

Just a day after submitted the survey I was waterboarded with a surfeit of claptrap, snakeoil, silver bullet cures, "the only gout powder you'll ever need" and every other unction of potion for everything from a cure for housemaids knee to 50% discount on brain surgery, everyday on opening my mail, in it poured, now it can only have come from one place.

I am getting to the point of setting up a whitelist, and only those on the list can get through, and if anyone really needs me, they know where I live
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Post by Hugh Robjohns »

As I have my own email domains I generally use specific email addresses for things like this -- NHS@robjohns .com etc... (not a real account!)

As the domain admin, any mail to undocumented domain addresses comes to my normal inbox anyway, so I still see any genuine mails, but it's also (a) very obvious which company sold the email address on to spammers if I start getting unsolicited stuff, and (b) very easy to set up a filter to bounce it back or just delete it.
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Post by James Perrett »

Like Hugh, I give anyone who asks for my email a separate address on my domain. However, if you don't have your own domain but are well organised and have a Gmail address you can do something similar. Gmail addresses can contain dots anywhere in the address and you can have more than one dot. So you could have Sample.Email for one sender, SampleEmail for another, Sam.ple.email for another and sample.em.ail for a fourth - and so on. They will all end up at the same place but, if you keep a record of which email was given to who, you know where the leak has come from.
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