Sunday, 1 November 2020

Cookie Manager Added to Golf Predictor

In order to comply with EU GDPR regulations, I have added a cookie manager to Golf Predictor. This should pop up when you next visit the site and give you the option of using non-essential cookies on the site. You won't be able to block essential (necessary) cookies as they are obviously needed for the site to function. However, you can choose to block all other cookies, which pertain to website analytics and social media sites (see below for more details).


The cookie manager scans the site and actually revealed several cookies I wasn't aware of! These were used by the Twitter widget and mostly by the embedded YouTube video. This video is the little animation on the top of the About Golf Predictor page and it actually used many cookies. I was able to reduce the number by switching to the "nocookie" version of YouTube. However, despite its name, it doesn't actually get rid of all YouTube cookies, just some of them!


You can edit your cookie preferences at any time from the Privacy/Cookies page. The Cookies section of this page has been updated to show the results of the cookie scan and allow you to change your preferences. I have tested the new cookie manager on the site and everything appears to work as expected. If you notice any issues, please let me know via the Contact GP page.

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