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In theory is the law applies as well. In practice I've never seen it mentioned on a website.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Directive_on_Privacy_and_Elect...

"The article is technology neutral, not naming any specific technological means which may be used to store data, but applies to any information that a website causes to stored in a user's browser. This reflects the EU legislator’s desire to leave the regime of the directive open to future technological developments."




OK, it really doesn't matter what tech you're using. You should be asking for affirmative consent if you're storing data that can affect privacy. Of course, _everything_ affects privacy these days, so even the exemptions for shopping cart data are kind of silly.

Cookies is a pretty household term - but distinct from local storage, so I wonder if sites are using that as a loophole.




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