Front-end and PHP Web Developer
On May the 26th 2012, the UK government will start enforcing the European Union law on cookies passed in May 2011. A cookie is a small file kept in the web browser of a website user; it allows to remember data about that user.
Read on to see if your website needs to be adapted to comply with the new law (it most probably is, no matter its size!!) and how I can help.
It is very vague and full of inconsistencies but in summary and in my own words, it says that
What do they mean by explicit consent? They mean that a visitor needs to actually tick a box or click a button to express his/her agreement to store cookies from your website.
For more info, I recommend this free eBook on the cookie law.
Are you an individual or a business in the UK? If ‘Yes’ read on – even if your website is hosted outside the UK, even if you are not using ‘.uk’ domain name.
Does any of the following apply to your website?
This is what I can do to make your website compliant with the new rules:
Please get in touch if you’d like me to help.
Here is a choice of widgets I can implement:
The law being very unclear, all kinds of solutions to comply with it have cropped up. Some strictly complying, others opting for a more liberal interpretation of the law.
Sigh… I just don’t like this at all.