We’ve had a number of questions from customers asking us to clarify the new laws which came into effect last week. We’re not lawyers – and even after speaking to a lawyer – they are not sure how to interpret some of the new laws!
Here’s the bottom line as we see it (usual disclaimers apply here!):
So what should you do????
Well the best advice I can give is this:
If you would like to be compliant with the new laws, you should have a prominent notice on your website which is displayed to all NEW visitors who have not already agreed to accept cookies. The notice should say that your site is using cookies, and browsing of the site implies acceptance of this fact. You should also state this information in your website terms and conditions.
Drop me a line if you would like us to advise if your site is using cookies or not. If you would like a “compliance banner” added to your site, we have built a script which we can add to your site for as little as £80 + VAT. The script will check to see if the user has already visited your site and accepted the cookie notice. If they have not, a small banner will be displayed at the top of the page, similar to that above.
If you would like more information – here is a site which summarises the details:
Proactive ITS Ltd