well this regulation deadline is drawing ever closer and was hoping someone might have suggestions as the best way forward to implement these regulations.
It's not about tracking cookies by the way, it's about ANY cookie dependent on what it is used for!
So how do you go about implementing this in a sensible, user friendly manner?
How do you get your site to work that depends on cookies for shopping carts, user sessions, to stop constant annoying popup add or other authentication methods without cookies?
Here is a link for reference and it also has a link to the guidance PDF http://www.alberon.c...new-cookies-law
All suggestions much appreciated.
below is the guideline for exemption.... (It's not clear where session cookies lie - any ideas?)
Edit-> as a side thought regarding exemption
There is an exception to the requirement to provide information about cookies and obtain consent where the use of the cookie is:
( a ) for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network; or
( b ) where such storage or access is strictly necessary for the provision of an information society service requested by the subscriber or user.
Is a session cookie to authenticate a logged in user or validate a download equivalent to (a) ?
Plus where does this leave members accessing extranet services from 3rd parties, to use these systems can it be implied by the provider that consent has been given by the fact they want to log into your system?
The unbelivable irony of this is astonashing... here is what it says on the ICO website, regarding their cookies....
I accept cookies from this site.
This is a civil servant organisation paid for via taxation, yet they seem to think they can discriminate against those who do not wish to accept their own website cookies!
All services they offer the public should be availabe to all members of the public regardless as to whether they wish to accept their cookies or not, failure to do so is unacceptable and illegal discrimination in my book, what's your take on this?
Edited by 1dmf, 12 January 2012 - 07:23 AM.