Re: Gdpr - upcoming law for European merchants
So GDPR says you have to get consent from EU customers. If you use any way of identifying where any customer is coming from (country specific based on IP location) without first asking this customer if it is ok to do that - isn't this technically a breach?
The fact is in order to show message/save cookies for particular group of customers only you have to identify them first. While the IP may not be consider personal info it is still something that is tied to particular customer or his/her location.
This basically forces every site to show consent yes/no to all customers in order to get permission for any further cookies/tracking.
At least this is how it looks like to me