New EU Browser Cookie Law is this month
From Thursday, 26 May 2011, a new EU browser cookie law states that; any company which tracks information about online users has to obtain consent from visitors to their website in order to do so. Businesses in the UK were given a year’s grace to become compliant, but time is almost up.
Although we believe that the law will only be used to bring to task the websites found to be misusing cookies, we do feel there are some steps you should take to be seen to comply with the law.
Devstars have written a simple patch that will ask the new user to help keep your site the way it is by approving cookies. If the user decides to decline then we will have some fallbacks in place to display a site without using cookies. They will possibly see some areas more than once, or not be offered the most relevant content, but that would have been explained to them in the pop-up.
How Devstars can help
- Set up newsletter with landing page – 6 hours
- Set up newsletter and preference centre in Campaign monitor – 2 hours
For around 2 days of work, we can have you fully compliant with the new laws, or for around 2 or 3 hours work we can get you started!
I hope you have found this information useful, please click here to get started