You might have read a lot about Cookies and the Cookie Law in recent weeks. And with less than three weeks before it comes into force, you should be asking yourself what is it, how is going to affect your website and what do you need to do to be compliant?
What is the EU Cookie Law?
The impact of the Cookie Law could fundamentally change the whole web browsing and shopping experience for all users.
What is a Cookie?
Cookies are used by many websites and are deployed for a variety of purposes. This includes page personalisation, retention of visitor preferences, shopping cart management within e-commerce sites and tracking users. In addition, they can also facilitate the analysis of visitor behaviour.
Complying with the Cookie Law
To ensure a website is fully compliant with the EU Directive, The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) advises all organisations to take the following three actions:
1. Carry out a Cookie Audit to check what type of cookies and similar technologies are in use and how they are deployed.
3. Where consent is required, decide what solution to obtain consent is best for the website in question.
The Cookie Collective
As a founding partner of The Cookie Collective, an organisation set up specifically to provide information and solutions to website owners, we can help you ensure your website is on the right side of the Cookie Law.
Don’t wait. Act now. The law comes into force on 26th May 2012.
Written by: Thin MartianCategories: Blog - daily insights, homeposts
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