Similar to so many online services the Dutch public broadcaster NPO is asking its internet users to accept or decline the use of various types of cookies.
That’s why visitors to their sites are being offered the typical YES or NO banners. But here’s the twist: the publicly funded NPO claims that its websites simply cannot function without cookies. Creating a cookie-free alternative apparently requires too much mind-boggling rocket science.
So a NO simply means bye bye. That’s not implementing or executing the new cookie law. That’s not giving people a choice.
It’s some serious disrespect for both the Dutch government and the visitors to the NPO website. But then again, those visitors will be paying the NPO anyway, whether they visit the tax-funded NPO website or not.