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> "we collect data, click OK to accept

That's not compliant with the GDPR plain and simple. For example ads on a website are not required for that site to work (even if it's the only revenue), so the site cannot store data only to track users to show ads. The way a complliant site should work is it can say

"if you want to allow tracking cookies to get more relevant ads you can do so in settings".

I.e. no must be default in case of non-acceptance - and the site must still function.




Yeah. I just visited some news site and they gave me a cookie notice:

> We use cookies for analytics, advertising and to improve our site.

> You agree to our use of cookies by closing this message box or continuing to use our site.

Hopefully they will be fined huge amounts of money.


Exactly. At least some site will be fined, and that news site might make a calculation that it's a better business decision to comply than keep violating the law.




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