Archives for May 2012

New EU Cookie Law. It doesn’t have to be a pain!

OK so there is a big stink about the impending doom that is the New EU Cookie Law. But the bottom line is this - it is the law! And if we flaunt it we may pay the price. There are still developers and website owners who do not know about the New EU Cookie Law. Some are in denial and some think they are immune. Don’t take my word for it: Matt Warman of The Telegraph said: EU cookie law ‘will cost businesses £10billion’ New regulations on internet cookies which come into force on 26 May will cost UK businesses £10billion, researchers have claimed. John Naughton of the Observer … [Read more...]

Is your website ready for the EU Cookie Law?

The EU Cookie Law came in to effect in 2011 but the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) decided it was fair to give website owners one year to find solutions and implement the rules. The deadline for implementation is the 26TH of May 2012; After this date, websites which do not comply with the law could be fined up to a whopping £500,000.00 – Ouch!! In simple terms, the new rules require websites to get permission from their visitors before placing any cookies on their computers. Permission must be informed and CLEARLY sought, which means you have to ask visitors outright if you can put … [Read more...]