James Greenwood

Joint MD at Strawberry — a Shopify Plus Agency

Thoughts on Shopify, agency life and other stuff I wanted to share.

Can we turn the cookie notices off now?

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Do you remember the good old days of being able to use the web without having a banner, a pop up, a slide up from the footer widget or some sort of notice that the site uses cookies and that you should accept them or your children will die?

They’re intrusive. They irritate. They confuse. And nobody from the Cookie Police will turn up if you don’t have one.

What a complete cock-up the introduction of them was. A well intentioned cock-up? Perhaps but a cock-up nonetheless.

The lawmakers know it was a mistake and they’re trying to tidy up. It’s going to take far too long though in my opinion — the suggestion in this article on the BBC is May 2018 before the change is legally implemented.

I wish we could get this through quicker and make the web an easier place to use and understand.