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My website cookie statement sounds so ominous
« on: September 08, 2020, 05:17:14 pm »
My website is hosted by Godaddy. All I have is Google Analytics. The pop-up reads:

This website uses cookies. We use cookies to analyze website traffic and optimize your website experience. By accepting our use of cookies, your data will be aggregated with all other user data.

That sounds nastier than 90%of the cookie statements out there. I asked Godaddy for help chopping it down and they told me to ask my lawyer. Uh, what lawyer is that? Anyway, any suggestions on making it sound less draconian?





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    Re: My website cookie statement sounds so ominous
    « Reply #1 on: September 08, 2020, 05:22:58 pm »
    Personal opinion, 1) a very candid cookie statement is the most honest and I respect it, 2) this one doesn't sound that bad to me, and 3) most people dont even read them.

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    Re: My website cookie statement sounds so ominous
    « Reply #2 on: September 08, 2020, 10:54:01 pm »
    I regularly curse the EU parliament for deciding that people needed to be spoonfed this obvious information. I wouldn't sweat it. Nobody reads it - it's just yet another thing to click on and dismiss (no, I don't want to sign up to your newsletter or take a survey).

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    Re: My website cookie statement sounds so ominous
    « Reply #3 on: September 09, 2020, 12:41:07 am »
    My website is hosted by Godaddy. All I have is Google Analytics. The pop-up reads:

    This website uses cookies. We use cookies to analyze website traffic and optimize your website experience. By accepting our use of cookies, your data will be aggregated with all other user data.

    That sounds nastier than 90%of the cookie statements out there. I asked Godaddy for help chopping it down and they told me to ask my lawyer. Uh, what lawyer is that? Anyway, any suggestions on making it sound less draconian?

    Personally, I avoid Go Daddy. Lots of stories about people searching if domains are available and then the next day they go back to purchase the domain and the price has went up 20 fold. They take all of the search results and price them 10-20 times higher in the hopes of catching those that didn't buy right away.

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    Re: My website cookie statement sounds so ominous
    « Reply #4 on: September 09, 2020, 10:12:37 am »
    Maybe I'm unique in the world, but I see a cookie pop up on a website, and I'm gone.

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    Re: My website cookie statement sounds so ominous
    « Reply #5 on: September 09, 2020, 10:20:45 am »
    Since I use WordPress on HostBlast I had to install a plugin for cookies notice. Mine reads:

    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it.

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    Re: My website cookie statement sounds so ominous
    « Reply #6 on: September 09, 2020, 10:29:02 am »
    Personal opinion, 1) a very candid cookie statement is the most honest and I respect it, 2) this one doesn't sound that bad to me, and 3) most people dont even read them.

    Thanks a lot, Phillip.





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    Re: My website cookie statement sounds so ominous
    « Reply #7 on: September 09, 2020, 10:29:56 am »
    I regularly curse the EU parliament for deciding that people needed to be spoonfed this obvious information. I wouldn't sweat it. Nobody reads it - it's just yet another thing to click on and dismiss (no, I don't want to sign up to your newsletter or take a survey).

    Thanks Shane. I guess I exaggerated how nasty it sounded.





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    Re: My website cookie statement sounds so ominous
    « Reply #8 on: September 09, 2020, 10:33:20 am »
    Personally, I avoid Go Daddy. Lots of stories about people searching if domains are available and then the next day they go back to purchase the domain and the price has went up 20 fold. They take all of the search results and price them 10-20 times higher in the hopes of catching those that didn't buy right away.
    Thanks H.C.





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    Re: My website cookie statement sounds so ominous
    « Reply #9 on: September 09, 2020, 10:33:51 am »
    Maybe I'm unique in the world, but I see a cookie pop up on a website, and I'm gone.

    Thanks Maura.





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    Re: My website cookie statement sounds so ominous
    « Reply #10 on: September 09, 2020, 10:35:06 am »
    Since I use WordPress on HostBlast I had to install a plugin for cookies notice. Mine reads:

    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it.
    Thanks Scott. That is definitely kindlier and gentler.





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    Re: My website cookie statement sounds so ominous
    « Reply #11 on: September 15, 2020, 08:05:08 am »
    Maybe I'm unique in the world, but I see a cookie pop up on a website, and I'm gone.

    If a site is selling anything, they're required by law to give you some kind of cookie notice. Except Amazon. Has anyone ever seen a cookie notice on Amazon? I haven't. But its in there somewhere I betya. Same with Facebook.

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