Okay, I recently asked how i could make my affiliate disclosure and privacy policy all show up in the one pop up box where people can opt to accept this or leave the page.

Personally, I have never really been a big fan of these as i find them to be a pain in the ass and in your face - Invasive would be the word.

However, as i have noticed this more and more lately with new websites and even older websites adopting it.

I did ponder the reasons why people would opt to do it this way rather than just providing both pages on their sites with links to them clear to be seen somewhere on the site.

However, it would appear that i have been slightly mixed up with this and have oly just discovered that this is actually a cookie consent form" that i have been saying.

So what i'm wondering is what is the point in this form (besides of course getting consent to use cookies)? I dont think it is mandatory as long as you have a PP and Affiliate Discolosure pages on display easy to find with easily seen liks to them on your navigation, sidebar etc

Yet, there are so many new sites using these nowadays.

Why would this be then if its not mandatory? Are they plnning on making it mandatory soon and sites are just staying a step ahead of the game (although some sites been usin them for years).

So what is their purpose and point?

Thanks

Karalyne

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Triblu Premium
Hey Karalyne,

Gave my response to your question here: Hope you find this helpful.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
If your visitors are coming from EU

You may read up on below resources
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Nuggetz Premium
Thanks Abie.
I shall have a look into these.
So is it safe to say that WA is teaching based upon U.S and Canadian Law?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
WA is global as far as am aware, however for folks who have EU visitors must comply with EU laws.

And you're very welcome.
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richardgb Premium
It doesn't matter where the website owner is in the world... if a visitor is living in Europe or the UK they have to be given the option to accept or reject cookies... so wherever we live, if we want people in EU or the UK to look at our sites then we are obliged to use a cookie consent.
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Richard
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Thanks Richard.

That's my understanding.
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phil1944 Premium
I just have all the legal stuff in a footer menu, which is unobtrusive and makes Google happy.

Cookie consent is not mandatory but conceivably could become so.
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Nuggetz Premium
Thanks Phil. Yes, I'm the same and i'm not a big fan of in yer face pop ups too. But i was just curious as to why so many sites use these from the legal angle. But yeah, the fact that they could well become so is what i was also thinking.
Abie has just shared a couple of handy lookin links on the matter in the comment below here actually which i'm about to have a read that now.
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Karalyne
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richardgb Premium
Cookie consent is mandatory on sites being shown in Europe and the UK.
It doesn't matter where we are in the world if we want visitors in EU or the UK to see the site we must give them the option to explicitly accept or reject cookies.

However, it's not being policed well yet.. by that I mean I have noticed a few sites being blocked from view with a warning message when they don't have a cookie consent form.
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Richard
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