EU Cookie Directive
Posted by jane - May 18, 2012
What this means to you.
Most websites have a cookie installed on it called Google Analytics which gives you information on the number of people visiting your site, which country they are from and the browser they use to view your site. To collect this information a small file of letters or numbers (a cookie) is installed on the viewer’s computer, which relays information to Google to collect this data. Other cookies store information that make browsing a site easier especially on another occasion as it will remember your details from a previous visit.
If you find this information useful and wish to continue using cookies then you must inform each visitor that these cookies will be downloaded to their computer and they must be given the option to refuse or accept. Along with this acceptance a page must be included detailing the policy regarding cookies on your site.
You are responsible to ensure that this directive is implemented on your own site and failure to do so can result in a fine of up to £500,000.
We have used two options which can be viewed:
If you do not require Google Analytics or use any other cookies then they can be removed and this directive will not apply.
For more information on cookies read the following from the BBC
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