Product Tips – What is the EU Cookie Law?
- Perform a cookie audit (i.e., know and understand how cookies are used).
- Inform users about how cookies are used on the site.
In the UK, the ICO will police this law. Dave Evans recently posted his guidance: http://www.ico.gov.uk/news/blog/2012/updated-ico-advice-guidance-e-privacy-directive-eu-cookie-law.aspx
Here’s a link to the updated guidance notes: http://www.ico.gov.uk/news/blog/2012/~/media/documents/library/Privacy_and_electronic/Practical_application/cookies_guidance_v3.ashx
Do you need to comply?
On the other hand, if you have disabled multiple responses within your survey, which uses a session cookie to identify whether or not the respondent has previously visited the survey, this could be considered essential for its use and it may not be necessary to comply.
There are loads of sites and blog postings with excellent advice on when and how to comply. So, I won’t repeat what’s out there, but here are a few good places to look:
Use Clicktools to comply with the EU cookie law
You can allow your website visitors to imply consent by providing a click-through to continue navigating a page. Simply make this landing page with Clicktools!
- To be sure you uphold your organization’s specific policies, please do speak to your legal experts for official guidance on this subject.
How does this law apply to Clicktools?
On a lighter note, my favorite cookie is ginger nut, closely followed by chocolate chip. Please let me know how you use Clicktools to comply with the EU cookie law and for a little fun, also tell me your favorite cookie!