The BBC is today reporting that UK websites have been given one year to comply with EU Cookie Laws by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). So what does this mean for UK business websites? Put simply it means that no business website will be charged for not complying with the EU Guideline until the UK agrees on a workable solution.
In fact, it seems that the UK that the Department for Culture, Media and Sport is currently working with browser manufacturers to offer the cookie blocking/acceptance feature into their technologies – indeed they have said that is the only option they are currently considering.
The ICO had earlier implemented their take on an implementation to their website by asking users if they wanted to accept cookies on their first visit – but already dropped two cookies prior to this. So it seems that a realistic workable solution may be a while off yet.
This is a guest post by Dan Taylor, an “SEO in Manchester” and active blogger on his own and companies blog. Opinions expressed in the article are those of the guest author and not necessarily State of Search. Like this post? Let us know!Posted in News, Privacy | Tags: cookies, Privacy