Guidance on UK Cookie Law

Cookie Law Guidance Notes

BS.WEB.GN.01C

The group of laws often collectively referred to as “Cookie Law” is currently comprised of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and the UK GDPR. Anyone operating a website in the UK must obtain users’ consent to the use of all but “strictly necessary” cookies and similar technologies (i.e. those which a website requires in order to function correctly).

These Cookie Law Guidance Notes address the important privacy and consent requirements imposed on website owners operating websites within the UK and provide practical guidance for compliance. In line with the UK GDPR, this guide addresses key aspects of the law governing privacy and data protection, particularly the broad definition of “personal data” and the importance of obtaining individuals’ consent.

Providing clear, detailed information about your use of cookies and related technologies is very important, as is offering users real control over your cookies. In these Guidance Notes we show you some useful examples of how this can be achieved.

This document is also available in the Website Terms & Conditions group under Website Privacy Policies.

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