EU Cookie Law
On the 26 May 2012 it was released internationally that there are still thousands of websites across the UK who have not yet adhered to the new cookie law. This is now a vital requirement of all business websites!
What are Cookies?
A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is usually a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while a user is browsing a website. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user’s previous activity. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember the state of the website or activity the user had taken in the past. This can include clicking particular buttons, logging in, or a record of which pages were visited by the user even months or years ago. – Taken from Wikepedia
Does the new cookie law affect my website?
In short yes, all business websites will need to give internet traffic the option of accepting cookies when they first land on your website, this can be implemented by the use of a pop-up box or a drop down menu from the top of the page. You will not be singled out yet by the government but all websites will need to have this prompt in the future.
To get a better understanding of the new cookie law, take a look at the 2 videos below which explain the ‘New EU Cookie Law’ in more detail:-
[youtube height=”315″ width=”560″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arWJA0jVPAc[/youtube]
[youtube height=”315″ width=”560″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0M8MYiGkQw[/youtube]
If you are a current client of Mediatopia you will need to get your website updated with a new drop down menu which we will implement on your website. Mediatopia will be circulating a newsletter that will have the process of our intentions regarding the new EU Cookie law.