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Cookie Compliance

From 26th May 2012 websites have to be compliant with legislation known as the “EU Cookie Law“.

Cookies or similar devices must not be used unless the subscriber or user of the relevant terminal equipment:
a) is provided with clear and comprehensive information about the purposes of the storage of, or access to, that information; and
b) has given his or her consent.

In summary, websites have to:

  • State whether Cookies are used
  • Publish the names of Cookies
  • State what purpose they serve
  • State what information they hold
  • State how long they are stored for

The purpose is to ensure visitors are aware of any information being tracked as they use websites.

Somerset Web Services offer a “Cookie Compliance Audit Package” where we:

  • Conduct a full Cookie Audit of your website
  • Check which Cookies are used
  • Research Cookie information
  • Develop a new privacy web page to state site Cookie usage

If you would like to ensure your website is legally compliant with the EU Cookie Law please contact us or call us on 01823 353760.