What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files which are stored on a user’s computer and designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular website.
Cookies allow you to login on one page, then move around to other pages and stay logged in. They also allow you to set preferences for the display of a page, and for these to be remembered the next time you return.
What can be done to comply with this directive?
An alternative method that we recommend is to use a popup window to inform the user of what will happen. This can be fairly unobtrusive but must ask the user to accept.
We are able to implement this script for a nominal fee depending on the complexity of the website, however it is your choice if you want to be compliant. We can only recommend that you carry out further research and act appropriately. The website owner is responsible for any fines should they arise.
For more information regarding the new EU cookie law, see the Information Commissioner’s Office ICO website.