Wednesday, July 29, 2015

To My European Readers

My Blogger stats tell me that I have some European readers. (It looks like 33 page views from four EU countries in the past week.) My Blogger dashboard tells me that I'm legally responsible to tell you this information:

European Union laws require you to give European Union visitors information about cookies used on your blog. In many cases, these laws also require you to obtain consent.

As a courtesy, we have added a notice on your blog to explain Google's use of certain Blogger and Google cookies, including use of Google Analytics and AdSense cookies.

You are responsible for confirming this notice actually works for your blog, and that it displays. If you employ other cookies, for example by adding third party features, this notice may not work for you. Learn more about this notice and your responsibilities.

I've never decided whether or not to use cookies on my blog; Google made that decision and didn't notify me or allow me to opt out. Then Google is all, like, "The legal burden is yours, dude." What other legal burdens is Google going to pawn off on me?

Anyway, Europeans, this blog might use cookies. I don't know if it does or not.

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