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EU cookie directive is law on 26 May 2012

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EU cookie Directive 2009/136/eu


On May 26th 2011 a new EU originated law came into effect that requires website owners to make significant changes to their sites and may fundamentally change the whole web browsing and shopping experience for everybody.This Cookie Law is amended privacy legislation that requires websites to obtain informed consent from visitors before they can store or retrieve any information on a computer or any other web connected device.


Quite how this is going to be checked remains to be seen.

UK ICO says that browser software should be updated to allow users to opt in or out of cookies.


These below may offer a partial solution and show willingness to comply:





Quite how this will effcet the accuracy of google analytics and effect revenues o form adsense also remains to be seen.

One thing is certain, affliate programs will be a thing fo the past.

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Google upset a lot of people with Penguin.

Perhaps they should expect quite a few of these people reporting Google for non compliance of the EU cookie directive.

Then again, Google has more money than the EU to fight a legal action brought by most if not all members states.

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Jasper, did you see this?


At the last minute, the UK’s Information Commisioner’s Office (ICO) has decided to dilute an already watery law. Last Thursday, among the last minute amendments to the law, legislators added implied consent to the EU Cookie law, which appears to be an appeal to overall acceptance and at odds with the law’s requirements of explicit informed consent.


The ICO Amends the EU Cookie Law to Allow ‘Implied Consent’

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Yes I did! I am realyy pi**ed off as I spent three days messing about with the code.

I have it on some of my new pages now and will upload it for every page in a few days as part of my upgrade.


The "advice" still says "doing nothing" is not an option but I doubt anyone will be fined now.

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