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EU Cookie law compliance support and information

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If you operate a website in the European Union and your website uses cookies, you must be sure to inform site visitors and seek their consent for your use of cookies.

A new EU law about cookies came into force across Europe and in the UK on May 26, 2012. The law is popularly termed the  EU Cookie Law. Its full and proper name is the Privacy and Electronic Communication (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulation 2011. It deals with the way that website users have to be informed about the use of cookies on your website and how any personal information is collected and stored.

Failure to comply with the new law could mean a fine of up to £500,000.

This is can help website owners change their websites so that they are in compliance with the new law. We are working with web designer and programmer Ross McStay on this project, and you can see his EU Cookie Compliance Demo page here. The page contains the required alert and detailed information on the work Ross will do to your site.

Ross will change your website to make sure the visitor is informed about cookie usage. He will perform the following tasks:

  • Perform a full cookie audit of your website in order to determine which kinds of cookies it sets.
  • Create and publish a cookie information page based on the results of the earlier audit
  • Integrate the alert system with your website and link to your new cookie information page.
  • Test the alert system on your website on different browsers (Internet Explorer 8 & 9 and the current versions of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera).

You can contact Ross directly at, or contact us at and we will put you in touch with him.

More about the new law on the information Commissioner’s website.

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