Are there mechanisms in html5 that have no privacy concerns, yet is subject to the consent requirement? A browser supporting offline applications will download all these resources so that that the application works even if there’s no internet connection. Note that if the browser does not support offline apps, they still work – they just require you to be online. This mechanism causes the storing of information on the end user computer. This storage is not strictly necessary in order to provide the service. No information is ever accessed by the provider of the website, but this is not a requirement of the directive, storing of information is enough. Thus, consent is needed. And yet there are no privacy concerns.