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Cookie law. Good intentions, bad implementation

Cookie law requires websites to place a confirmation notice if the website is using cookie technology. The "Cookie", in essence, is bit of data that websites store in browser. All browsers has to support it, because it is defined in web standards. On one hand, cookie functionality enables better site experience. On the other hand, it can be used to track users without them knowing.

The idea behind the law is to make users aware that this website is storing information into their browsers. However the solution of making every website in the world implement the dialogue is... let me see how can i put it - unrealistic

Much better solution would be making browsers to implement this functionality.

Here is a list of reasons why:
If browsers are implementing this functionality users would be given possibility to opt out if they really don't want to be informed (YAY to that)If website is using cookies, browser knows about it, and therefore will show the notice on ALL websites usi…