Do you comply with the new Cookie Law?
The news has been flooded in recent days with information about the EU Cookie Law which came into effect on the 26 May.
Our January article highlighted details of the guidelines for Cookie Compliance from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
This means that websites can assume visitors have consented to their use of the cookies, provided they are ‘satisfied that your users understand that their actions will result in cookies being set’.
Read on for the updated guidance on implied consent.
The ICO updated guidance provides additional information around the issue of implied consent:
- Implied consent is a valid form of consent and can be used in the context of compliance with the revised rules on cookies.
- If you are relying on implied consent you need to be satisfied that your users understand that their actions will result in cookies being set. Without this understanding you do not have their informed consent.
- In some circumstances, for example where you are collecting sensitive personal data such as health information, you might feel that explicit consent is more appropriate.
If you would like to know which cookies (if any) are used on your website, we can carry out an audit for you. This would take around an hour to complete. We are also able to help you to ensure your visitors are aware that they will be consenting to cookies on your website. Please call me and we can formulate a plan!
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