Recently I was looking at my analytics and saw references from I had no idea what it was, so I visited the site. Funny page :-) More about this below. First, it actually made me wonder whether or not the cookie-law applied to my small blog as well, and apparently it may do!

So I had some fun looking at the requirements and examples, and decided to a) have a cookie-page and b) explicitly inform users of cookies. (b) is not a requirement per the law, as long as you implicitly inform them: a link to a cookie policy page might be enough.

This free javascript generator was the first one I encountered and I was charmed with the simplicity of it. It was quickly added to my site using an include in the head.

I had a little more work with a no-nonsense page about the policy: I specifically cared not to scare users that my site might become unusable if they didn’t allow cookies. Feel free to copy (and/or improve) if it suits your case.

All in all a simple change to comply with a strange law.

Ghost Spam?

Next up was finding out more about On the Internet, I found a page explaining about this type of sites. It also lists other similar domains:

  • cookie-law-enforcement-**.xyz
  • eu-cookie-law-enforcement-*.xyz
  • law-enforcement-**.xyz

The phenomenon is apparently called Ghost Spam. Apparently I will need to take some steps (explained on the first site) to clean up my analytics now! And there I was thinking my blog was popular … :-/