I hate to be the bearer of bad news but, as I understand it, this web site (civicrm.org) now needs to comply with the New EU Cookie Law - see the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) web site for full details... http://www.ico.gov.uk/for_organisations/privacy_and_electronic_communications/the_guide/cookies.aspx
This leglislation applies to any web site which serves users in the EU countries (which this web site quite clearly does) and, in the UK, it came into effect on 26th May 2011 but there was a 12 month grace period to become compliant, which expired over a month ago, ie on 26th May 2012. I guess that means that this site is operating illegally by that legislation.
I have checked my browser and it is certainly storing several cookies for this web site.
I am working on Privacy Policies for the web sites for which I am responsible, and may be offer some advice on the subject, but if there is anyone in the CiviCRM community who is better qualified as a lawyer, particularly in this area of legislation, then I will graciously step aside and let them offer more authoritative advice than I can.
However, regarding the second point, this is a Drupal 7 site of course, and there are a couple of Drupal modules (see http://drupal.org/node/1153064
for a discussion) which are designed to address this specific requirement...
As the sites I look after are a mixture of Drupal 6 and 7, I have gone for the second of these modules, to make my life easier.
Firstly, can someone please confirm or refute the point that this web site in particular needs to comply with this legislation?
but could not find such a thing.)
I hope I have posted this topic in the most appropriate Forum on this site, as I wasn't sure exactly where it should go. It is not exactly Marketing and Promotion, for instance, but a compliance issue.