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It’s not as interesting (or yummy) as it sounds we’re afraid but for more information on what the Cookie Law is and how it affects you, keep reading …

The Cookie Law, also known as the EU ePrivacy Directive, was introduced in the UK on 26th May 2012. The law came in to effect for the rest of Europe not long after.

The law was introduced as a way of protecting the privacy of EU citizens when it comes to their use of the internet. It includes several aspects of privacy, including the use of cookies.

The UK Information Commissioners Office (ICO) says:

“Cookies or similar devices must not be used unless the subscriber or user of the relevant terminal equipment:

(a) is provided with clear and comprehensive information about the purposes of the storage of, or access to, that information; and
(b) has given his or her consent.

The Regulations are not prescriptive about the sort of information that should be provided, but the text should be sufficiently full and intelligible to allow individuals to clearly understand the potential consequences of allowing storage and access to the information collected by the device should they wish to do so.”

Source: ICO website, May 2012