Internet users are irritated by these pop-ups. How much carbon dioxide creating electrical energy was used in sending the pop-up? How much time do we waste deleting them?
Now. I do not know how many websites are EU based but I believe it to be millions. How much does it cost to ensure that each website meets the EU Directive? I can only suggest many hundreds of pounds for each website. And of course, US and other non-EU based web sites do not have to comply, placing EU websites at a competitive disadvantage.
I have not had the opportunity to discuss this with David Thomas. I am told that he has been on holiday. Perhaps he will use the columns of the Henley Herald to explain how the EU “Cookie” policy enriches our lives.