A cookie is a small text file placed on the user's machine by a website. This file allows the website to keep track of activity on the site during visits, and access that information on subsequent visits. The information includes login and personalisation preferences, as well as analytics information.
The EU Cookie Law, or more correctly the e-Privacy Directive, is legislation enacted by the EU to protect web users privacy. As a webmaster you need to get "informed consent" from your visitors prior to placing a cookie on their machine.
To become compliant with the law, you must assess the cookies you are storing. Make a list of their names, and then classify them:
Once you have a list can can eliminate intrusive cookies, and inform your users about those that are harmless.
At Bongo IT, we know that technology is increasingly dominant and crucial to maintaining business performance and productivity.
Organisations should make sure they are making the right IT decisions for their current needs, whilst also planning for the future with flexible and scalable solutions.
As a special offer, we are offering a FREE one hour consultation to address your current IT setup and recommend an effective strategy for your future requirements.
Addressing issues such as computer hardware, broadband, data security, file sharing, compliance and more, we’ll help you build a plan and ensure you deploy the most cost-effective IT strategy for your company’s needs.