Over 90% of websites in Europe are affected by the new law that was brought in to play by the Information Commissioner in May 2012 about websites that use non-essential cookies.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small files which are stored on a user’s computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. This allows the server to deliver a page tailored to a particular user, or the page itself can contain some script which is aware of the data in the cookie and so is able to carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next.
How do I make my company website legal?
You need to offer the visitor to your website the option as to whether they would like to continue without cookies, which may affect certain elements of your website, or give them a brief description of what cookies you are using, and why you are using them.
What will happen if I do not make my website legal?
The Information Commissioner can fine your company up to £500,000
How do I get this done?
It is advised that this issue is taken care of by a web designer unless you have a high level of understanding of the web and can code. Stamford Web Design can implement a variation of Cookie Consent options for you. If you are interested in this then please contact us.
How do I know this is real?
You can visit the Information Commissioners website on the address below: