Who then reads in detail the terms and conditions?
The law was daft and has made the internet an annoying place to visit, especially on smaller screens.
That said, they should craft something that allows cookies, but if certain details are to be passed on, then permission required.....but that would be a law way to complex for anyone to write in a way that people could cope with.
If you want a bigger laugh .... the internet was not built for children....
The article by definition implies adults do know how and what the data that part with is used for.....well of course they do!