Treat Digital Blog
by James Tuke | 14.05.2012
EU Cookie legislation deadline: 25th May 2012
There are still questions around the implementation of the EU legislation but it is generally accepted that action does need to be taken to ensure a website is compliant. For background reading, the International Chamber of Commerce has produced guidelines for website owners and the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), who are policing the legislation in the UK, have various pages dedicated to the subject.
So what do you need to do, if you haven't already taken action?
You'll need to make your own checks, but we've applied what in our view is a good ‘mid-tier’ fix on our own website. The solution we have applied is:
• Audit the website to identify all cookies
• Provide a full list of cookies and definitions on a dedicated web page and explain what the visitor's options are
• Implement a standard dialogue box that appears on every page of your website until the visitor responds (you'll have seen one as you arrived on our website)
If you'd like to compare notes with us please get in touch by telephoning +44 20 7256 7651 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.