The EU Cookie Directive
EU Cookie Directive
The EU Cookie directive comes into force for UK-based websites on 25th May 2012. This directive came into force for some other countries in the EU a year ago, but the UK government gave website owners here an additional year to make their sites compliant, whilst at the same time hoping that the directive itself was clarified.
What is the EU Cookie Directive?
For those not already aware, the supposed aim of this legislation is to increase online security and data privacy, giving users more control over what data can be held about them. It addresses concerns with how personal information is held and used. Some users – albeit a small minority – are concerned with what they see as the development of a ‘Big Brother’ society in which their every move is being recorded.
What does the EU Cookie Directive mean to your website?
Will my website be affected by the EU Cookie Directive?
If you are using thirdparty cookies such as Google Analytics that track visitor usage of the site, are caught by the directive. This means, the directive applies to you.
What do I need to do to comply?
What if I don’t comply?
As the EU Cookie Directive is a law! It is speculated that the law will be hard to enforce, but the penalties for non-compliance could be severe.
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