New Cookie Law
New legislation on Cookies was introduced on 22nd March 2013. Putting the law’s relevance aside, if you don’t comply by making some required changes on your website, you are risking a heavy fine, up to even 3% of income.
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookie files are in fact tiny text files sent by a web server, and stored in the user’s browser. Data stored in a cookie can be received back by the server that created it.
Cookies are used e.g. on web pages that require logging in, contain different kind of surveys, ads and counters, on internet stores, and also for website traffic monitoring (i.e. e.g. page visit statistics). In fact, we encounter those tiny pieces of data (cookies) on almost every website.
AS A WEBSITE OWNER, WHAT AM I OBLIGED TO DO?
To avoid fine by making your website compliant with the new regulations, you should add a banner informing the user about cookies, written in a plain language, and put it in a noticeable place of the site. Adding only a short (and, probably innacurate) notion somewhere in the page footer is not enough.
A good example of such a banner is the one used on our website. If you haven’t added those informations to your website yet, contact us for help.