Just a quick post to say that cookie control has been enabled as per the EU Cookie Directive, boo hiss.
It’s also bloody irritating as anytime you visit a site you’ll get prompted to save cookies. If you use your browser’s privacy setting (or porn mode) then you’ll keep getting asked every time you visit a site as it’ll forget your settings.
The fact that every site on the internet will start asking you means that user will also go blind to the questions and just click on them to make it go away. They will not give informed consent, they’ll just click to get rid of the annoying popup – just like the annoying adverts that pop up and block your view of the site you’re visiting.
Hopefully I’ve found an unobtrustive method which you can ignore without it affecting your visits to the blog too much if you decide not to accept our cookies. You’ll find it at the top of the page.
So that you are fully informed about our cookies, this what we use them for.
Cookies are used on this site to track your name and email address and Google uses some to track you for advertising purposes. So if you keep seeing adverts for Thai brides, it’s not my fault! If you opt out of Anna’s cookies (why would you, they’re very tasty) then you’ll have to keep entering your name when commenting. Your email address is used by Gravatar to display either a nice picture or one of those funny symetrical symbols. Your IP address is noted when you access the blog, so that we can bar you if you upset the rest of our customers. Statcounter is also used so that we can see how popular posts are, where people are coming from and how people are finding the blog.
If you want to see the content of the cookies we keep, in FireFox select options, then in the window that appears select the privacy tab and click the “remove individual cookies” link; enter “annaraccoon.com” in the search field. In Chrome click the spanner, then settings, scroll to the bottom of the page and click advanced, then select privacy. Now click the content settings button followed by “all cookies and site data”. Enter “annaraccoon.com” in the search field.
More redtape and beaucracy for no real benefit – as is usual for the EU.