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#1 03-05-12 15:11:15

Alan72
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From: Bristol
Registered: 27-06-08
Posts: 24

New cookie law

I read this in the Micro Mart magazine published last week.

"....over 95% of major UK organisations do not comply with the new EU cookie law....the law in question requires sites to ask for consent before placing cookies onto users systems and it came into being last year, but it isn't actually being enforced in the UK until 26th May."

I found this site on Google:

http://www.ico.gov.uk/for_organisations … okies.aspx

I know there are many of you on the forum who are knowlegable about IT. Do you think it will require changes to our advertising sites?

I get the impression they are particularly interested in getting consent for cookies from services like Google analytics, and Statcounter.

Looking forward to your ideas.

Alan


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#2 03-05-12 22:30:05

MAZ
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From: N/Wales, Cheshire
Registered: 13-06-06
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Re: New cookie law

I believe Statcounter only requires the cookie to see if a visitor returns, therefore any visitor who has cookies “off” or refuses to accept cookies with new legislation will be counted as a “new” visitor every time they visit.

I think Google will find a way around this because we need the “free” stuff Google operates, we will sign up to accept cookies or deprive ourselves of Google associated sites. Anyway how many of us actually read the “agreements” on these free sites and software upgrades before we quickly scroll to the bottom and click on “AGREE”.

Maz.

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#3 04-05-12 13:00:10

Alan72
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From: Bristol
Registered: 27-06-08
Posts: 24

Re: New cookie law

Hi Maz, thanks for posting. I think you are right about Statcounter.

I read quite a lot on the ico.gov site, including a pdf detailing how to make a site compliant. The impression I got was that a simple statement about disabling cookies would not be sufficient. There has to be a pop up or something that the user would have to click on to "accept" in order to browse further.

I hope you are right and Google creates a question automatically otherwise webmasters are in for a lot of work!

Thanks for replying.
Alan.


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