Thursday, 16 February 2012

Cookies...and not the munching kind

What am I talking about? Well, due to an amendment to the law (the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, and the new Directive 2009/136/EC) in May last year, the way information is stored by technology is being changed, and primarily how cookies should and can be used and stored - hence the nick-name for this amendment: "The Cookie Law".

The UK government has given businesses a year to comply with the changes, which means that as from May 2012, any organisation that does business in the UK (and EU) is affected.

To find out more:

Just so you don't panic too much, this doesn't appear to affect intranets! It only applies to public-facing websites.

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