EU Cookies Law Crumbles
Over the past few months you’ll have noticed many websites asking your permission to drop cookies on your computer while you’ve been surfing the web. This was as a result of the UK Information Commissioner interpreting an EU directive on the matter. It was decreed that web users were required to offer explicit consent when receiving cookies.
As of now though, the Information Commissioner has rescinded that guidance and now will consider that web users offer “implied consent” when they use the web. It’s a good decision, but what a palava. How much time and money has been wasted by business owners and public bodies (such as the government, local councils and the BBC.) to adapt to the guidance which has since been reversed?