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EU Cookie Law Compliance by 26th May 2012

Discussion in 'General Business Forum:' started by Corrosive, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    What are you guys doing about the EU Cookie Law then?
     
  2. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    I think we should be allowed to eat as many as we want!!

    What's the main issues we should be concerned about as not even looked into this to be honest?
     
  3. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    The main issue is Google Analytics for me. It is considered a non-essential cookie (i.e. it doesn't make the website function in the same way a cookie for a shopping cart might) and so express permission must be sought from the visitor before it is used. Which makes the whole thing rather pointless if you ask me! You can't rely on a Privacy Policy any more. I have just written to all of our customers to explain this and given them the choice of remove analytics or keep it and accept responsibility.
     
  4. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    What have google said about it?

    So adding the blurb to T&C's / Privacy Policy isn't enough? i.e We use google analytics and by using our website you agree etc..
     
  5. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    Google have remained non-committal throughout the whole thing and have only offered generic advice. A 'fix' doesn't look likely before the 26th May compliance deadline.

    Nope, apparently not. The guidelines state that you should seek express permission rather than just implying it through Privacy Policy etc.

    The IOC guidelines are pretty good; http://www.ico.gov.uk/news/latest_n.../guidance_on_the_new_cookies_regulations.ashx
     
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