Call us on 0845 345 2592 for Surrey's best internet marketing services.

EU Cookie Law

Internet Marketing Seminars

The EU Cookie Law


Okay, we'll slow down a bit. What is a cookie? Well the kind of cookie we are talking about is a piece of information stored on your computer that came from a website. Usually they are used to improve or personalise your browsing experience, they are also used to get information about user behaviour for the site owner. Analytics programs use them (like Google Analytics for example) and they can be used to personalise content and allow the site to see if you have been there before.

So now that we all know what a cookie is, what is the law? Well the law requires all websites to notify users that the site uses cookies and also to seek permission from the user for certain types of cookie.

The "EU Cookie Law" came in to place in the UK in May of 2011, but the law allowed website owners a grace period of one year before the law is enforced. The grace period expired on the 26th of May 2012 and the non-compliance fine can be up to £500,000.

So if you or your company has a website you will probably need to make some changes in order to meet the requirements.

Cookie Compliance!

The good news is that we can run a compliance audit on your site for you and let you know a.) if your site uses cookies b.) give you a full list of the cookies used and c.) give you recommendations to ensure your site is fully compliant.

So How Can We Help You?


We have several packages available, the best one for you will depend on your site, your users and your own feelings on sacrificing user experience vs compliance. We can talk you through the options and how they would impact your visitors.

standard

Updated privacy policy and link, plus posting to news/blog system and floating top left corner button linking to privacy page and links to opt out where possible. Background colour on floating corner button chosen to match site colour scheme.
  overlay

Updated privacy policy and link, plus posting to news/blog system and home page overlay linking to privacy page and links to opt out where possible. Colours chosen to match site colour scheme. No actual opt-out facility included, simply informs users that using the site is acceptance of the terms and conditions and is permission to use cookies.


  consent

Updated privacy policy and link, plus posting to news/blog system and integration of the Silktide Cookie Consent system. Cookies disabled initially and not enabled unless consent is given.
185

Just like the one on this site - up there in the top left!
  275

See an example here on the FT website
  525

See an example here
Get in touch now for a chat
 
Privacy Statement | Terms Of Use | |
Copyright 2013 Waverley Solutions Built and Maintained by WSI.