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Practical Guidance on Cookie Law Compliance

Cookie Law Guidance Notes


These Cookie Law Guidance Notes address the important privacy and consent requirements imposed on website owners operating websites within the EU and provide practical guidance for compliance.

The law is currently comprised of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and the UK 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 reflect important improvements in the law governing privacy and data protection, not least the breadth of the definition of “personal data” and the importance of obtaining individuals’ consent under the UK GDPR. Providing clear, detailed information about your use of cookies to users is of great importance, as 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 achieved.

Once you have purchased access to the appropriate document folder click on the “Download Document” link below. You will be asked what you want to do with the file. It is recommended that you save the document to a location of your choice prior to viewing.

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