Cookies and tracking

Cookie madness

I’m sure we are all aware of cookies these days given we have cookie notices plaster at us on nearly every website, some of which let you get no further until you review all the options, and some which, illegally I mad add refuse to let you past unless you simply accept their cookies.

However, today I came across one that takes this a leap in completely the wrong direction. I browse with cookies turned off on the phone and happened to want to check out a particular railway website. It presents as the usual site, clearly mobile friendly with a menu icon top left. But where’s the cookie warning? it gives me a yellow box along the bottom with an ‘x’ top right to clear it and absolutely no text within that box. You guessed it, the cookie notice itself does not work with cookies turned off! Neither does the menu icon. And that takes the biscuit – see what I did there?