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    EU bans pre-ticked website boxes

    APS Oct 12, 2011

    1. APS

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      They are also increasing the cooling off period from 7 to 14 days.
       
    2. Shortie861

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      It is about time something like this was done. It doesn't seem fair that boxes are already ticked for you when purchasing, I have known a few people to miss these boxes and not realise they need to untick to save and instead get over charged. Should solely be the customers choice on if they wish to have the extra's or not.
       
    3. Castle

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      Being from the USA, what is pre-ticked?
       
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      Pre ticked means that option boxes are already ticked and the user must notice and untick the options they do not want.
      Under the new laws boxes will be unticked and user ticks what he wants.
      This safeguards against someone not noticing pre ticked box.
       
    5. Castle

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      I see Thanks for explaining it to me.