Monday, November 28, 2016

Blogger update that has baffled me

Blogger has recently posted a message about cookies to the dashboard; and, since I've been unable to locate a notice of the required type on my blog (perhaps because I've changed my template?), I'm posting the info, here, with the addendum that I don't know what they mean by, "In many cases, these laws also require you to obtain consent." I don't have the ability to create a pop-up item asking people for consent to use cookies, so I'll do my best to make certain that this is prominently displayed. I've clicked through the "Learn more", found it unhelpful, and sent a note to Blogger explaining that it did not sufficiently explain what I need to do. Because I'm finding this entire thing confusing and am concerned about my inability to either figure out the message or responsibilities, I've posted the message from Blogger, which may explain more to my readers (below, in yellow box). If anyone is able to explain what this is all about and/or what I should do, please let me know. In the meantime, my plan is to place a link to this post in my sidebar. And, you should know Blogger is using cookies. If you're not up for that, the best option is apparently staying away. Don't do that, though. You know I love ya.

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  1. Ack! I don't what this is all about and I'm sure i should do the same as you. What a convoluted mess. Grrr. I have no patience for change at the moment...

    1. I know the feeling. After 10 years of blogging, I just do it for pleasure and only when I feel like it. I don't have a lot of patience for this kind of nonsense. I'll get to it when I get to it.

  2. how can i be updated of this discussion, please reply

    1. Shebnah,

      Just google "blogger european union cookie compliance" and you should be able to find a tutorial on how to make your blog compliant. It's now offically regulated and I recall reading that you can be penalized by the European Union if your blog isn't compliant. You should have seen a message asking you to authorize cookies when you came to my blog. That would be because of the compliance measure that I added. It's been long enough that I'm not sure where I found out how to do it, though, so I'll just have to refer you to Google.


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