The Cookie Law is a piece of privacy legislation that requires websites to get consent from visitors to store or retrieve any information on a computer, smartphone or tablet.
It was designed to protect online privacy, by making consumers aware of how information about them is collected and used online, and give them a choice to allow it or not.
The full information is available on the ICO website:
Most of our websites have only anonymous tracking cookies – Google analytics
This is generally considered exempt as it stores no user data.
But if you would like to add cookie consent to your website, please get in touch.
IF YOU ARE IN ANY DOUBT, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LEGAL ADVISORS AS WE ARE NOT QUALIFIED TO GIVE ANY LEGAL ADVICE.
If you own a website, you will need to make sure it complies with the law, and this usually means making some changes.
If you don't comply you risk enforcement action from regulators, which in the UK means The Information Commissioners' Office (ICO). In exceptional cases this can mean a fine.
Compliance with the cookie law comes down to three basic steps:
Cookies are a kind of short term memory for the web. They are stored in your browser and enable a site to 'remember' little bits of information between pages or visits.