I went to a website, a blog referred by DuckDuckGo in pursuit of some work thing. The cookie banner required by the Eurocracy popped up — with a twist.
If you decline, your information won’t be tracked when you visit this website. A single cookie will be used in your browser to remember your preference not to be tracked.
I say, that’s a pret-ty innovative way to turn lemons into lemonades. it doesn’t matter what this site says that it will do or not do with that information — what matters is whether the cookie is accepted. And in this case, your choices amount to [Accept, and let this site use your data in any way we see fit] and [Decline, and we will still track you but only at an arm’s reach].
What part of no tracking did these guys misunderstand? Why none of it, of course. Pretty sneaky way to offer two yes answers disguised as a yes and a no.