Cookie Law Compliance
Manchester and UK based businesses and organisations – Cookie Law Compliance – Web Design Walkden Manchester
If your business or organisation is based in the UK, your web site should meet the new cookie laws. Cookie law compliance is mandatory.
New Laws came into force on 26th May 2011 for the UK. These new laws affect most web sites.
A Short Summary
This summary explains the main effect of the new regulations.
If cookies are used in a site, the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (UK Regulations) specify that certain information must be given to that site’s visitors. The site user must give their consent to the placing of the cookies.
The new regulations were implemented into UK law. These implemented the provisions of the amended E-Privacy Directive of 2009.
May 2012 Is The Enforcement Date
From May 2012 the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have indicated they will follow up an approach already outlined for enforcement of the new regulations. (See the Commissioner’s Data Protection Regulatory Action Policy).
In deciding whether enforcement action is appropriate the ICO will be concerned with the impact of the breach of the new cookie law on the privacy and other rights of website users, not just with if there has been a technical breach of the UK Regulations.
Maximum Fine Upto £500,000
The UK Regulations carry a maximum fine of £500,000 for serious breaches.
The Important ICO Message
The main message from the ICO is that inaction is not acceptable.
Audit Service And Cookie Compliance
Be sure that your business complies with the law.
- a full cookie compliance audit for your website and
These two actions will help to show that you have taken steps to comply with the new cookie law and help to keep your business safe.
Delay only postpones the inevitable and means that where you have failed to take action, your website could well be in breach of the law.
This leaves you open to fines, penalties and other enforcement action.
It also makes your business look bad from your customers point of view.
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Cookie Law Compliance – Web Design Walkden Manchester