Websites told to ensure cookies comply with UK law

Websites are being asked to review how they track users ahead of imminent changes to privacy laws.On 26 May European privacy laws come in to force in the UK which give people more control over what data websites gather about them.This means changes to what websites can do with cookies – small text files used to log data about repeat visitors.The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said sites need to be sure their cookies comply with the law. see:ICO publishes advice on how websites can comply with new ‘cookie law’
Websites should not rely on browser settings as indicating whether a user consents to having their online activity tracked, the Information Commission’s Office (ICO) has advised. publishes advice on cookie law
Businesses should gain user consent for cookies that collect statistical information or remember user preferences, according to the UK privacy authority.

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