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Cookie Update – New ICO Guidance Issued

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Cookie Update – New ICO Guidance Issued

Following on from our recent article ("Have you got acookie monster lurking in the wings?"), the InformationCommissioner`s Office has just released its initial Guidance on theoperation of the new law relating to website cookies. In short, ifthe operator of a website wishes to place a cookie on a user`scomputer it must first obtain that user`s consent. It is not yetclear how this can be achieved without subjecting the user to apotentially cumbersome tick-box process, although it is hoped thatindustry-led solutions will emerge over the coming weeks andmonths.

In the meantime the ICO has advised that each organisationwith a website should:

1. check what type of cookies and similar technologies ituses and how it uses them;

2. assess how intrusive that use of cookies is;and

3. decide what solutions to obtain consent will be best inthe circumstances.

Tom Morrison (moc.s1669848464tillo1669848464r@nos1669848464irrom1669848464.mot1669848464).

This article is for general guidance only. It provides useful information in a concise form. Action should not be taken without obtaining specific legal advice.

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This article is for general guidance only. It provides useful information in a concise form. Action should not be taken without obtaining specific legal advice.
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