In the last couple of months the laws in the UK and EU, sites must now obtain “informed consent” from visitors before saving cookies on a machine. The law, set by the EU, mean visitors must be told that cookies are being placed on their machine.
If your site includes any of the following, chances are they are using cookies.
- You Tube Videos
- Member Only Areas
- Contact Forms
- Google analytics
- Data Capture
- Newsletter sign up
What are Cookies?
They are simple ’text files’ which normally contain two pieces of information: a site name and unique user ID.
The site then ’knows’ that you have been there before, and in some cases, tailors what pops up on screen to take account of that fact.