Here in the UK there's been a lot of discussion about the law, but not much movement on solutions - presumably because it's up there with asking car manufacturers to start making cars with only square wheels.
There appears to be quite a bit of misunderstanding and legalese in this thread, which demonstrates just how awful this bureaucratic EU Directive is.
We're still no closer to something that will work out for all users of cookies.
I'm looking for a plugin that will allow me to block users based on whether or not they accept cookies for my site, as detailed here: http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/36665/how-can-users-who-do-not-opt-to-have-cookies-set-be-blocked-from-using-a-site
It might appear to be a bit extreme, but what are the alternatives? I don't have the technical resources or knowledge to implement a sophisticated solution, which puts me in the same category as 95% of all other businesses and website owners (whether they're businesses, charities or individuals). It's no great loss to me if I block traffic that would otherwise have opted not to set cookies.