Date Published 24 May 2012
We apologise for some truly irritating pop-ups which have appeared on our sites this week.
Unfortunately, it’s Europe that’s making us do it.
An EU cookie directive (honestly you couldn’t make this up) comes into force this Saturday, making websites tell their users about cookies.
It is extremely annoying, and even sites such as http://www.bt.com have the pop-ups.
To be on the safe side, we have done the same thing, as there are (this being the EU) heavy penalties for sites not compliant with the law.
However, there is one easy way to get rid of the darn things: when they appear, you will be asked if you are happy with our cookies. Just click yes, and the pop-ups will disappear. Thankfully, forever.
Just a thought, as David Cameron won’t hold the euro referendum we seem to remember him promising us: is anyone actually pleased that we’re part of the EU?