EUROPA websites must follow the Commission's guidelines on privacy and data protection and inform users that cookies are not being used to gather information unnecessarily. - source
Many people find this EU cookie directive, when implemented, a broken toy law and a waste of time for all parties involved and because of that don't implement it.
4+ years further, have any of the bodies in the EU sued or attempted to sue any site(s) for not displaying a notice that cookies were in use?
It seems the EU got really quiet about it after the firestorm meteor shower of OP resentment hailed down uponith them and I would love to know how far they actually took it.