EU Cookie Law UPDATE

17 April 2012

The UK has implemented a law covering the use of cookies by websites. Although it was passed last year it is only due to come into force on May 26th.

In short, after this date you can still use cookies which are “Necessary” for running your website but not those which are merely used for tracking or advertising.

Most of the internet industry thinks this law is ill conceived. Here are a few opinions and the ICO guidance:

Ill conceived or not, The Information Commissioner may be enforcing it. Some well known websites have implemented solutions.

If you would like us to tell you if and how your site uses cookies, contact us. If you feel it’s necessary, your solicitor may be able to provide professional legal advice. If you decide it's necessary to change your website, get in touch and we can suggest some options.