Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Mmmmm .. cookies



EU Cookie Law - are you ready?

A quote from heart internet's blog -

"Last May a law was passed stating that all websites dropping non-essential cookies on visitors’ devices have to declare it publicly and ensure visitors acknowledge and agree with them to continue browsing the website. If you/your business resides within the EU, you have until the 26th May 2012 to implement your solution on your website(s). The most important thing to know is that if your website doesn’t comply with the new law, you can potentially be fined up to £500,000."

The blog is here:

http://www.heartinternet.co.uk/blog/2012/04/what-to-do-about-the-new-eu-cookie-law/

Forgive me if you're already up to speed, but as I'm fielding a lot of questions about "cookie legislation" recently (in my other life as IT Consultant and Business Mentor) I thought heart internet's blog a good place to start for anyone seeking more information on the subject.

Google's position on use of it's Analytics' Cookies (many blogging sites, including this one, use them) is still not clear. Anyone who can shed light on what they propose please get in touch.

1 comment:

  1. More importantly, can I get a reward for turning in websites that are in violation? It would be like Wikipedia editing, only you'd be removing content and getting paid!

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