Cookie Law Timeline
The new Cookies Regulations officially came into force on 26 May 2011. However, there’s been a one year period of grace, which means that the law actually comes into effect as from 26th May 2012.
Although it’s likely to take time for every website to comply, all websites must begin to make visitors aware of their cookie compliance efforts. We’ve made a start!
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
Cookies are not New
Cookies are nothing new or scary, it’s just that now, you have to be informed that they are being used and be provided with the opportunity to accept them from each website you visit.
Cookie Consent on Website Designs Chester
When you first arrive at the website you will notice, located at the bottom right of your screen, a cookie notice. Please click the ‘information’ link for more details about your consent and if happy, click the ‘Accept’ button.
Please note that you are only agreeing to accept cookies on this website. However external cookies ‘may’ be set, for example, when playing a Youtube video on this site, although we normally use their ‘privacy enhanced mode‘.
Cookies for Comments, Clients & Members
If you wish to add a comment on the website or register and login to the site’s Client or Member areas, you will need to consent to accept cookies in order for our system to allow you access to those parts of the site.
Cookies Audit List
Cookies we use on the website. Accepting cookies will allow these cookies to deploy.
Cookies do not identify people, but rather they are defined themselves by a combination of a computer, a user account, and a browser.
We use Google Analytics to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to our website and volumes of usage. Google Analytics sets cookies – more information is available View Cookies
Cookies – Advice for Members of The Public
The ICO, Information Commissioners Office, offer an extensive guide to cookies for members of the public here.
What Steps Have You or Are You Taking Towards Cookie Compliance?
Web Design Chester clients, please also view :
Cookie Sharing for Small Business Websites