GDPR Popup Over and Over and Over...

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  1. Elijahg, May 24, 2018
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    Elijahg macrumors 6502

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    Hey,

    Any chance of fixing the GDPR cookie popup so it doesn't appear continually for people who don't allow you to store cookies? I know remembering the denial would require a cookie, but the forum uses cookies and that still works; so you could store it as part of the user profile. Alternatively you could make the popup non-intrusive. It's current form could be viewed as coercion to accept cookies from MR, which is illegal under GDPR.

    Cheers
     
  2. rafark macrumors 6502a

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    You cannot use the forum without cookies, they're used by the session.
     
  3. arn macrumors god

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    It's not supposed to appear continually. Are you using any other plugins to block cookies? because, my understanding, is that it does use a cookie to know that you've declined.

    I'm on a European VPN and am not getting the pop-up repeatedly.

    arn
     
  4. Elijahg, May 24, 2018
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    Elijahg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for your reply, I don't have any other plugins installed. I cleared my cookies and it seems to have fixed it, maybe the cookie got stuck somehow. Thanks and sorry for wasting your time!
     
  5. juanm macrumors 65816

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    Same here on iPhone. No vpn. Every time a full page loads, i get the pop up.
     
  6. BillyBobBongo macrumors 68020

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    Cleared Cookies.
    Opened MacRumors, got popup.
    Logged in, got popup.
    Went to Buyers Guide, got popup.
    Want to iOS Blog, got popup.
    Came here to say that the popup issued is not resolved, got popup!
     
  7. OllyW, May 25, 2018
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    Not using any plugins and I'm getting it every time a page loads. It's exactly the same on Safari on my iPhone and Firefox on the work PC.
    --- Post Merged, May 25, 2018 ---
    I've deleted all MacRumors cookies on this PC and it's been behaving exactly the same since I've logged back in.

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  8. arkitect macrumors 603

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    Please make it stop!

    No matter that I accept it every time, it keeps appearing.

    On my Mac, Pop Up every damn page that opens.

    iPad same

    iPhone same.

    I have cleared and re cleared cookies.

    This is annoying.
    Come on get it right FFS!

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  9. Phil A. Moderator

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    Same here - It is incredibly annoying!
     
  10. theluggage macrumors 68040

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    IANAL but AFAIK you don't need consent for properly implemented "session cookies" - they're only accessible to the site that created them, essential to the operation of most 'dynamic' websites and most importantly aren't stored between sessions by your browser.

    Consent is for persistent cookies which "improve your experience" - like remembering logins between sessions (other than your browser's password manager) and, most certainly, displaying targeted ads.
     
  11. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    And my axe. Happens on iOS and my work PC.

    How else am I going to make the day go by? Be productive?! :mad: :mad:

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  12. Daku93 macrumors regular

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    My solution until this is solved: Activate Adblocker on MR, add custom rule to block this layer. Will turn off the adblocker again, once this is fixed.
     
  13. fatfish macrumors 6502

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    Assumed to be related to GDPR, I was presented with the option of accepting that my data could be stored and processed by MacRumours or, well actually there didn't seem to be another option, only a note that I could always change these settings.

    So as I didn't seem to be able to proceed and view the site without accepting, I did and relied on reversing the settings as was indicated I could.

    So could someone please tell me where I can do this.
     
  14. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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  15. Lioness~ macrumors 6502

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    Figured it had to be a thread about this. Hadn't checked how it was on iMac. But yep, same as iPad.

    Pls stop the insanity pop-ups MacRumors. The sooner the better.
     
  16. Elijahg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It’s begun happening again for me too on my iPhone.
     
  17. sman789 Customer Support

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    I tested on my MacBook on American and French IP with VPN, no GDPR popups, not oneo_O. No blockers either.
     
  18. Krayzkat macrumors 6502

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    I was getting it on every new page when i was on here earlier, but after visiting other websites and then returning, it hasn't appeared again.
     
  19. justperry macrumors G3

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    Annoying but I am sure it will be fixed soon..

    This is just a minor annoyance, what I find much more annoying is the constant asking for cookies to be stored on my computer from a new site and it reloads, seems though that more and more sites solves they by using a popup/over which you can dismiss.
    The one I dislike the most is Google, delete cookie and you get that nagging popup again, that's one of the many reasons I don't use Google personally.
     
  20. arkitect macrumors 603

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    Good for you. :rolleyes:

    @arn Any updates on this issue or is this just something we'll have to get used to?
     
  21. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Our developers are investigating a few issues, including this one...sorry for the inconvenience.
     
  22. arkitect macrumors 603

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    Thank you!

    Otherwise, you know, we might not visit quite so frequently!
    :p
     
  23. carlsson macrumors 6502

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    Gaaaaah.....!

    Thanks for investigating this.
     
  24. macdos macrumors member

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    So extremely stupid. Some of us surf anonymously by default. Because we don't eat your cookies, especially not your third party ones.

    Whoever came up with this overlay interaction clearly has no idea of what GDPR is and what it requires.
     
  25. sartrekid macrumors 6502

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    Same here. This site is completely unusable like this. I hope it will get fixed soon, makes no sense browsing the forums until then with these annoying popups on every single page.
     

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