No…. It’s not the Cookie Monster from Sesame Street!! On the 25th of May the Information commissioner passed a new law that everyone who has a website in the UK and EU has to abide to! Check out all of the facts here: ICO Cookie Law
What is a cookie and does it effect you?
A cookie is a small file which is stored on your computer’s hard drive. The file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit our site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. Read more about cookies and how we use them on this website.
Does it effect you?
Almost certainly yes! If you are a website owner then your website will use some sort of cookies. You can check if it does here: http://www.cookiecert.com/
Free tools to add to your website to make sure you are compliant.
There are now several tools out on the web to help you to ensure that you are compliant with the law. Some are free, some are paid. If you use WordPress then there are tons of free plugins that you can install. We use this: http://civicuk.com/cookie-law. You can also use this if you don’t use WordPress but you will have to code the plugin in yourself or get your web administrator to do it for you. Alternatively we can do it for your for a small fee. Contact our team today for more info.