New EU cookie law

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Delicious Cookie (CC) Andreas Moreno

On Saturday May 26th the new EU cookie law (e-Privacy Directive) came into force. Any website/learning platform must provide advice and information to users. Those website visitors can chose to accept or deny the use of cookies on their computer. Most of the time cookies (small text file) are harmless, and provide a mechanism to easily store data we re-use, when revisiting a website. But sometime the same “good cookie” technology can be used for illicit means, eg. capturing personal data.  The new law  will mean that you will see many more of these statements  (see image below) requesting  user consent to use their cookies.

 

cookie legal statement

The ICO states:

Cookies or similar devices must not be used unless the subscriber or user of the relevant terminal equipment:

(a) is provided with clear and comprehensive information about the purposes of the storage of, or access to, that information; and

(b) has given his or her consent.

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