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Registered: ‎19-09-2014

Cookie legislation

Are O2 exempt ?

 

All websites I load have a "Accept/Change/More info" message on the opening page but O2 main website and the O2 Community website don't seem to show any "Cookie" message.....or perhaps it just doesn't show for me.

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Registered: ‎04-04-2012

Re: Cookie legislation

Have you previously accepted them?
Or maybe Ghostery blocks them?
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Re: Cookie legislation

No because it never shows for it to be accepted..........doesn't happen on BBC for example.

 

Each time I load the BBC website from fresh (i.e. after reloading the browser or after switching my laptop on) I get an "Accept" message.

 

Also another example from the Sky Community, at the bottom of the initial web page >>>>>

 

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Re: Cookie legislation

http://www.o2.co.uk/cookie-policy
I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

Currently using:
Xperia Z5 Dual (O2 & Sfr) and Z3 Tablet (Three UK)
iPhone7 (EE)

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Re: Cookie legislation

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-pecr/cookies-and-similar-technologies/

 

"You must tell people if you set cookies, and clearly explain what the cookies do and why. You must also get the user’s consent. Consent can be implied, but must be knowingly given."

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Re: Cookie legislation

Another example closer to home >>>>>>>>>

 

https://www.telefonica.com/es/home

 

"Utilizamos cookies propias y de terceros para mejorar su experiencia y nuestros servicios, analizando la navegación en nuestro Sitio Web. Si continúa navegando, usted está aceptando su uso. Puede obtener más información en nuestra Política de Cookies. Aceptar"

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Re: Cookie legislation

Love Google translate:

We use our own and third-party cookies to improve your experience and our services, analyzing the navigation in our Website. If you continue to browse, you are agreeing to its use. You can get more information in our Cookies Policy. To accept

I have to say in all the years with O2 I don't ever remember having to accept cookies even when it became a legal obligation. 

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Re: Cookie legislation

[ Edited ]
Cookie controlI'm fine with this

 

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better.

You can use this tool to change your cookie settings. Otherwise, we’ll assume you’re OK to continue.

 

I'm fine with thisInformation and SettingsAbout this tool
 
The above is from the ICO initial web page
 
 
Why I am highlighting this is because I believe O2 are contravening PECR and if so are liable for prosecution
 
 
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Re: Cookie legislation

Well they have a policy but I've no idea why you aren't asked to accept this.

https://www.o2.co.uk/cookie-policy/o2-cookie-policy

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Re: Cookie legislation


jonsie wrote:

Well they have a policy but I've no idea why you aren't asked to accept this.

https://www.o2.co.uk/cookie-policy/o2-cookie-policy


The acceptance is what contravenes the legislation.......I'll report it to ICO.

 

PECR requires a user acknowledgement of some sort even if it's just a click on the "Close" button

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