Hi everyone, as you may or may not be aware there is now a law in the EU requiring websites to only send cookies (i.e bits of data which you can already choose to decline in your browser settings) with user consent.
Since everyone reading this has already had cookies saved to their computer and it is in no way practical to setup an opt-in popup on every page load (yes, that's what the law would require for proper compliance), instead I will have to state the following:
If you do not wish to receive cookies from our webserver then you are hereby banned from sending HTTP requests to it from any device you own. If you proceed to send HTTP requests to this webserver but then file a report to the ICO or any similar authority regarding the cookies transmitted to you then you will be in violation of the computer misuse act and shall be prosecuted. By continuing to make use of this site and by continuing to send HTTP requests you are indicating your understanding of this. This webserver follows the standard HTTP protocol defined in RFC2616 and will respond with standard response formats upon receiving a request, if you do not wish to receive responses containing cookies and decide to report the owners of this website to any government authority as in violation of EU cookies regulations then the implied consent for you to connect via the public internet to TCP port 80 on this webserver is revoked and future connections shall be considered unlawful trespass.
I apologise for the scary tone above, this is absolutely irrelevant to most people and only those who wish to cause trouble by making use of a very ill-conceived new law need worry.
To sum it up:
When you login here, a bit of data is sent to your browser, your browser saves this bit of data and uses it to track your session so you can login. If you don't save that bit of data and send it back to the server then you can't maintain a login session. A new law says we need to get consent for sending you this bit of data, even though you are free to ignore it and thus not maintain a login session. Since the tools for opting out of cookies are already there in every major browser, the only possible reason to file a report to the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) would be malice. Anyone who intends this site harm is not welcome here and therefore anyone who files such a report has been given notice here that they are trespassing if they keep using this site.