Harvey mentioned earlier about fixing the annoying popups. When he first mentioned it last week, some of you asked about the cookie notice. He didn’t ignore you, but he left it to me to address. So, here’s the address:
1050 Carl Griffin Drive
Savannah, GA 31045
Maybe he meant for me to explain what that cookie notice was all about.
Hmm. Okay. Here’s the deal.
All Websites attempt to deliver cookies. And, unless you’ve dug down deep and tweaked some settings or installed plugins and configured them certain ways, you’re going to have a cookie or two from IMAO. And from every other Website.
Some Websites also use a newer thing called Local Storage, which is another way of saying a different type of cookie. That’s a whole discussion in and of itself.
That cookie notice? Well, it’s designed for our friends in the EU. We do have a few readers there, and the EU, being the EU and all, wants Websites to issue a cookie notice. Now, the people that wrote that regulation don’t know jack squat about cookies, browsers, servers, or anything at all, based on other EU regs I’ve seen. But, it’s a notice that they want.
I thought about ignoring it, but then the thought struck me: why not? I mean, we are putting a cookie on your computer or tablet or phone. Several, in fact. The Website itself puts cookies, images, scripts, and all kinds of stuff. Just like every other Website. Unless you have caching turned off. It’s on by default, so if you didn’t change the settings, you’re getting them, from us and from everyone. It’s how the Web works.
Each ad, even if you have an ad blocker running, is trying to put cookies there. And, odds are, you’re getting the cookies, just the scripts that serve the actual ads are blocked.
Oh, and then there’s Google. We use Google Analytics to count visits to the Website. More visits means higher potential ad revenue. Capitalism! Anyway, Google puts cookies because Google.
There’s probable more, but you get the idea.
But the EU Cookie Notice? We’re simply letting you know. EU wants us to do that. I don’t care what EU wants. But, you? You deserve to know. We love and respect you that much. Or something.