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Why are websites suddenly asking me about cookies?

I have for a long time known that websites give me cookies so that small pieces of information can be remembered about my habits, passwords etc. I accept this, but all of a sudden they are asking for my permission to do so.

Why has this changed? What sparked this?

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    I really like the new law (sadly, it's only implemented in the EU), but is this question even on topic? It's not about hardware, software or networking, but it is about websites.
    – Dennis
    Aug 1, 2012 at 15:58
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    @Dennis the questions seems reasonable to me, because even though the answer is "websites", the question-asker would've had no way of knowing whether it was something on his computer or on the website causing it.
    – nhinkle
    Aug 3, 2012 at 22:52

Is the Windows Experience Index calculation the same on Windows 7 and 8

Is the Windows Experience Index score calculated the same way on Windows 7 and 8?

  • Would this give enough material to write about?
    – slhck
    Aug 1, 2012 at 9:29
  • @slhck we could go into detail as to how WEI score is calculated
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Aug 1, 2012 at 9:34
  • I'd be interested in doing some tests with identically configured VMs or something. I think a lot of the variation people are seeing is more due to different drivers than it is due to the new scoring system.
    – nhinkle
    Aug 3, 2012 at 22:53

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