Cookies 101 - EU Cookie Law (privacy) - Michele Neylon, Blacknight

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Presentation on the practical aspects of the EU Cookie Law in Ireland (Statutory Instrument Number 336 of 2011 European Communities (Electronic Communications Networks and Services)(Privacy and Electronic Communications) Regulations 2011) given to the Ir

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Cookies 101 - EU Cookie Law (privacy) - Michele Neylon, Blacknight

  1. 1. Who Am I?• Michele Neylon• Founder / CEO Blacknight• Contact: http://mneylon.tel• @mneylon• http://michele.me/blog• http://b.log.ie• And most other social networks ..
  2. 2. EU Cookie Law
  3. 3. EU Cookie Law• What is a cookie?• What do they do?• Why are they potentially a problem?• The Cookie law and your website
  4. 4. Meet Cookie
  5. 5. What Is A Cookie?• Small bit of text that is stored in the user’s browser• It CANNOT carry a virus• It CANNOT carry malware• Often used for tracking user “state” eg. Logged in or not etc• Statistics / tracking / analysis
  6. 6. The Nasty?• Track user behaviour• Target users based on this• Images other media loading from 3rd party sites (think Facebook / Twitter widgets)• Cookies from eg. Facebook *know* what you’re doing on other sites ..
  7. 7. EU Law
  8. 8. The Law Is Here• So you need to deal with it ..• How? (hopefully I’ll cover that!)• Why? Cos it’s the law! (Statutory Instrument Number 336 of 2011 European Communities (Electronic Communications Networks and Services)(Privacy and Electronic Communications) Regulations 2011)
  9. 9. How Are We Doing?• Espion’s report http://www.slideshare.net/krishnade/eu- cookie-directive-report-on-compliance-in-the- uk-and-ireland• 96% of Irish sites probably don’t comply ..• Do they even have a privacy policy?• Company number? Address?
  10. 10. Implementation…• Cookie “audit” – see what you’re actually using / doing (eg. http://www.cookiecert.com )• Adapt Privacy policy (you have one, right?) – http://www.theeucookielaw.com/ handy categories of cookie types in plain English• Integrate into site• Integrate into CMS
  11. 11. Example Audit Report
  12. 12. Tools?• UK (and elsewhere) implemented first ..• Blogging software eg. Wordpress• Content management systems• Shopping cart software• Other
  13. 13. Wordpress PluginsSee http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/
  14. 14. Joomla ExtensionsTaken from http://extensions.joomla.org/
  15. 15. Shopping Carts• Off the shelf• SAAS – will have something (unless they’re useless)• Most support directly or via extensions / plugins• Inhouse developed – custom solution needed
  16. 16. Wizards + Tools• Cookie Control: http://civicuk.com/cookie- law/index – Custom code – Plugins for Wordpress, Joomla, Typo3, Drupal, Joomla, Zen Cart, Magento Just an example (which I like) .. There are plenty of other tools out there ..
  17. 17. Live Sightings
  18. 18. RTE• Simple banner at top of home page with link to privacy policy
  19. 19. BT.com – Fancy!
  20. 20. BT.com
  21. 21. In The Wild• Econsultancy (examples) http://econsultancy.com/ie/blog/10205-20- examples-of-eu-cookie-law-compliance• Silktide: http://silktide.com/cookieconsent/examples• Econsultancy (types of implementation) http://econsultancy.com/ie/blog/9202-eu- cookie-law-three-approaches-to-compliance
  22. 22. Contact & Credits• All contact details on http://mneylon.tel• Screenshots via respective sites• Cookie the cat appears courtesy of his owner (@forbairt)• Thanks!

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