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Eu Cookie Law

Most European websites just became illegal due to a new EU law on cookies. We look at what the law means for you, and what you can do about it.

Being the owner & webmaster of several websites, and several of my clients I was caught unaware of the new eu cookie law.

After investigating for myself, soon like most other website owners found the requirements confusing to say the least. The requirements were very vague, and the wording of the guidance is still vague enough to leave many website owners and developers confused about how to comply with the law.

Like so many Eu directives, they are I’m sure thought up by Bureaucrats who have no real understanding of the full implications when deciding ill thought out laws.

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Eu cookie law

  1. 1. IS YOUR WEBSITE LEGAL !! Eu Cookie Law 2012 All Websites Must Comply ! Up to £500.00. Penalties ! Find out
  2. 2. EU cookie law (e-Privacy Directive)Can we just host our website outside of the EU?No is the simple answer.If your organisation or business falls under the jurisdiction ofthe EU, it doesnt matter where yourwebsite is hosted. It will be your organisation or businessthat is prosecuted, not your hosting provider. Find out more
  3. 3. Information to be providedCookies or similar devices must not be used unless the subscriberor user of the relevant terminal equipment:(a) is provided with clear and comprehensive information aboutthe purposes of the storage of, or access to, that information; and(b) has given his or her consentDownload the ICO cookies guidance (pdf)
  4. 4. Business and the Cookie lawMany Businesses are upset over the loss of analytical datathat the loss of tracking cookies for services such asGoogle Analytics will bringThe cookie regulation was designed to help the public, butit has also created a challenge for businesses Find out more
  5. 5. Business and the Cookie lawEvery commercial site on the internet uses cookies just totransact a shopping cart. It could be argued that one of theessentials for any good webmaster who wants to improvehis customer experience and website is to know where hiscustomer has come from, which search terms have beenused and how they interact with the website, and to dothat they need cookies. Find out more
  6. 6. Example 1. website landing pageWith new header below: Find out more
  7. 7. Example 2. website landing pageWith new header below: Find out more
  8. 8. Example 3. website landing pageWith new header below: Find out more
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