Today I received a complaint from an anonymous user who doesn’t understand why our website has a cookie consent banner and Arch-Linux doesn’t. According to this visitor, we don’t respect peoples privacy in comparison with Arch.
I want to prevent that this story will blow up and cause panic in the community, so I want to explain the situation.
EndeavourOS is registered in The Netherlands, according to Dutch law, every website must have a cookie consent banner, except when the website purely uses functional cookies.
If a website uses links to social media accounts and makes use of Youtube embedding, the website owner has to inform its users with a cookie consent banner and the fines are not small if you don’t have it.
We DON’T share your information with a third-party, nor are we going to bombard you with “personal” advertisements.
The cookie consent banner is there because the website and/or forum contains links to Youtube, social media accounts and download links for submitted wallpapers.