These guys are having a laugh, but not as much as similar others. This is from a newspaper website after I clicked Reject All on their cookie acceptance form…

The Yes/No column indicates if a cookie is secure. But that’s not the issue I have here, the issue is it still set 20 cookies, including Google and other trackers even though I used the reject option. And note the rather adventurous deletion date of the second cookie, the year 3019.

Their reason for so many is that they claim the following uses of cookies are ‘necessary’: ‘Information storage and access’, ‘Personalisation’, ‘Ad selection, delivery, reporting’, ‘Content selection, delivery, reporting’, and ‘Measurement’. I beg to differ! Oh, and on Google, that is specifically deselected when one presses Reject All and yet their cookies are still being set. Hmmm.