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Today [29.July.2015] while authoring a blog post I noticed Google added this:
"European Union laws require you to give European Union visitors information about cookies used on your blog. In many cases, these laws also require you to obtain consent.
"As a courtesy, we have added a notice on your blog to explain Google's use of certain Blogger and Google cookies, including use of Google Analytics and AdSense cookies.
"You are responsible for confirming this notice actually works for your blog, and that it displays. If you employ other cookies, for example by adding third party features, this notice may not work for you. Learn more about this notice and your responsibilities."
Following the link Google gave, there is this follow-up verbiage, to make EU bureaus satisfied, hopefully, and since it's all Google stuff and since I am a person working alone and in obscurity putting stuff online w/o compensation or resources, any/all inquiries, hence, should be directed after suitable user websearch, to Google.
Again, we can’t tell you what to write by way of detail: it will depend on the cookies and other information you use, the other services you work with, and any opt-out controls made available to users of your site. However, we can offer some help as regards your use of Google products on your site.
If you’re using Google products like Google AdSense or DoubleClick for Publishers, you’ll be required by your contract to follow Google’s EU user consent policy. If you are using Google Analytics Advertiser Features, you’ll be required to follow the Policy requirements for Google Analytics Advertisers features. To comply with the disclosure obligations with respect to Google's use of data, you have the option to display a prominent link to How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps.
Implementing a consent mechanism like this for your EU visitors, which includes a link to an additional information page that in turn links to Google’s information about how Google uses data, can help you meet the requirements of Google’s own policies. It should also help towards your compliance with European cookie and data protection laws.
Back to the blog author's text: God bless the EU, Google, and their respective bureaus and lawyers. Bureaucrats are Crabgrass.