28/05/12

Cookie Law Causes Confusion

New EU
regulations on the use by British websites of cookies have been watered
down by the UK’s Information Commissioner just hours before they were
due to come into force. (May 25th 2012) If you have a company website
you need to know the regulations and what to do to avoid prosecution –
or you could be liable for a hefty fine.

However, it could mean that Britain is out of step with EU law in its
implementation of the continent-wide directives, and lead to fights
with European courts.

In an updated version of its advice
for websites on how to use cookies (small text files that are stored on
the user’s computer and can identify them) – the Information
Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has said that websites can assume that users
have consented to their use of them.

Read more on the The Guardian website.