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About the EU Cookie law and Adsense
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It shows a lack of consideration by the EU. This law is overlooking the rights of site owners, and it costs money and time to implement these consent mechanisms.

I would suggest that Google implement a consent mechanism into their products, which can be configured in the account settings, as this will remove the burden for many bloggers and content creators, who likely doesn't have the technical knowledge to implement these mechanisms.

Adsense should then automatically switch between a cookie-less and a cookie based solution, depending on what the user chooses.

Something that is very important, otherwise, is whether we can go with an "assumed consent" model. In other words, can publishers display Adsense units, without first having the user click an accept button of a consent mechanism?

Many sites depend on Adsense, and therefor the need to show ads, before the user clicks an accept button, is vital.

Some sites receive most traffic from search, with high bounce rates, these sites will effectively loose all their income if they are to ask for consent before displaying ads.

The alternative is to show intruding popups that block access to content, but that in itself could be against the Adsense terms, and would surely annoy users.
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I'm Jacob Kristensen, web-developer at Brugbart, a free how-to site on web-design and development.

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