The new cookie law states that:
“Those setting cookies must:
• Tell people that the cookies are there,
• Explain what the cookies are doing, and
• Obtain their consent to store a cookie on their device.”
Whilst there has been considerable debate as to what is an acceptable way to address these changes in the law there appear to be three solutions commonly being implemented:
This seems to be quite a popular solution as it is the least disruptive to the browsing experience for the user.
Examples: http://econsultancy.com, http://www.waitrose.com and http://www.dominos.co.uk/
- An ‘opt-out’ setup whereby the user is prominently informed on the home page that cookies are being used and given a link where they can opt-out of the cookies being used (or in some cases select what sort of cookies they want to allow).
Examples: http://www.magiq.com/, http://www.bt.com/ and https://www.gov.uk
At Ezone Software we can provide the following 4 step solution:
1. An audit to see which cookies are running on your website.
2. The creation of a privacy page on your website (or alteration of an existing privacy page) – to state what these cookies are and explain what they do.
3. (Optional) The addition of a free third party solution to allow the site user to give informed consent that refers/links the site user to your privacy page (or which has this information on screen as part of its functionality) so that the user can make an informed choice.
4. A report will be provided on the audit findings and work done.
If you would like us to carry out this 4 step EU Cookie Directive Audit or if you would like more information please contact [email protected].