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The Cookie Law was removed in 2013 - so now we are basically back to just informing users that your site uses cookies!

The EU cookie legislation was originally enforced on 12 May 2012. The law has been surrounded by uncertainty and has been pretty unclear.

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Cookies! - The EU cookie law

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02nd June 2017

The EU cookie legislation was unclear and pretty ridiculous, and companies used different interpretations of the law when changing their websites to comply with it. Now it has been repealed what do we have to do legally regarding cookies on our websites?

A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. The cookie allows the website to remember your actions over time. They tend to fall into several types (see our cookie section): Strictly Necessary cookies, Functional cookies, Performance cookies, Targeting cookies.

Sites that use cookies are now required to carry banners or pop-up notifications to tell visitors if and how their personal data is being processed.

Basically sites have to explain clearly what cookies are used and what their purpose is. You should do this and avoid malicious cookies or dodgy third party ones - anything where info about the visitor is stored but sold to companies or used for unwanted marketing purposes and so on.

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