Guidance on Cookie Law in the UK
Cookie Law Guidance Notes
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.
The law is currently comprised of the Privacy and Electronic Communications
(EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and the GDPR. Under the
law, anyone operating a website in the UK must obtain users’ consent for
the placing of all but strictly necessary cookies (and similar
technologies) on users’ computers and devices.
These Guidance Notes address important aspects of the law governing
privacy and data protection, not least the broad definition of “personal data” and the importance of obtaining
individuals’ consent under the UK GDPR. Providing clear, detailed
is offering them genuine control over the cookies that you use. In these
Guidance Notes we show you some useful examples of how this can be
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