Big Brother in Brussels has a message for European readers

I frankly have not worried about cookies on internet connections for about 25 years.  Since everyone uses some version of a utility to block as best they can internet trolls and thieves and those utilities give the user the ability to block "cookies" or remove unwanted ones it is just not of concern to most sentient beings using the internet.  This is by way of introduction to this notice I recently received from Google which provides services to this blog:
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 do not have any information about "cookies" since if they are placed on the blog, they are done so by either advertisers or in material I may link to, and not by me.

I think most of the Europeans who read this blog are sophisticated enough to understand this, but it seems typical of the impediments to commerce coming out of Brussels whether it is the size and shape of fruit and vegetables or a humble blog.  The requirement does give me a better understanding of why many people within the EU would like to leave to avoid this kind of imposition on their lives.


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