Cookie law change – what you need to know
Cookies are a hot topic this year. These are text files that help organise and store browsing information.
On the 26th of May 2011, a new law came into force in the UK that affects most websites. If cookies are used in a site, the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011(UK Regulations) provide that certain information must be given to that site’s visitors and the user must give their consent to the placing of the cookies.
Technically all firms must comply with the law but the UK has said that it needs more time to find a workable solution. The government is now looking for a “business-friendly” solution and believes in “light-touch” regulation.
Here’s what we suggest to ensure you are prepared:
- Look into using pop-ups to obtain consent for using cookies.
If you would like further information about how we can help prepare you for this new legal requirement then please do get in touch.