UK businesses warned to comply with EU cookie law

[IDG] The U.K.’s Information Commissioner has told IT businesses to stop complaining and get on with allowing Internet users to opt out of receiving cookies from corporate websites warning that they cannot rely on browser settings to do the job for them.The controversial ‘Cookies Directive’ (Directive 2009/136/EC) from the European Commission will become law in the U.K., as well as all other European member states, on May 26 and will require companies to obtain “explicit consent” from web users before storing cookies. Cookies are tiny pieces of software that are installed on the user’s computer to remember log-in details and other preferences relating to a particular website. But they can be used to target advertising based on browsing history.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/386832/uk_businesses_warned_comply_eu_cookie_law/
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/228041/.html

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