19 Apr '12, 4pm

New cookie law deadline 26th May

You might remember that in May last year some new EU rules came into force . Dubbed the ‘EU cookie law’, the legislation says websites have to get permission from users before storing pieces of information called cookies on their computers. What are cookies? Cookies are small text files which websites place on visitors’ computers. They’re typically used to identify that particular visitor and provide them with a better experience. Cookies are a crucial part of many website functions which we take for granted. For instance, it’s usually cookies which allow online shops to remember what items you have in your shopping trolley. They’re also used to keep you logged in to a website, or to provide valuable usage statistics and information to website owners. If you run a website, it almost certainly uses cookies. Their most likely function is to monitor visitor numbers and behavi...

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