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The new cookie law

As mentioned in last month’s newsletter, if you own a website, you must get your visitors’ express consent to the use of cookies. These are small pieces of software that track the visitor’s preferences when moving around the site. As yet it is not clear how that consent will be obtained and website owners have until October 2012 to figure out the answer. Meanwhile, it would be a good idea to ask your website developer which cookies are on your site and list what they do and whether they are critical or not. Then, when more guidance comes through from the government, you will be prepared as there is likely to be a sliding scale of warnings that must be given to visitors depending on how intrusive the cookies are. See www.ico.gov.uk for more details.

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2 Responses to “The new cookie law”

  1. Thanks for this sensible approach. Any news yet on how google analytics will be affected? Philippa

  2. Jo Tall says:

    I am closely monitoring the position and will post news as soon as possible.Thank you for your feedback.

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