Can we remove this?

Most of the UK/EU sites I frequent have either not bothered or since removed the annoying cookie acceptance popups. It's a lame EU directive which even the UK information commissioner has watered down to nothing - Implied consent is sufficient etc.

The popup on here isn't compliant anyway since it doesn't stop any of the 19 cookies ( 10 third-party, 9 direct) this site sends from being set before you accept/reject - you can login without choosing either option.

I humbly suggest we get rid of it