Cookies.

Not the delicious ones with chocolate chips in.

But the online ones, that let websites track people who have visited before.

The Information Commissioner’s Office has released new guidance about cookies. And it’s important that your website complies.

In a nutshell:

  1. All website operators (that’s you) must provide clear and comprehensive information about their use of cookies and obtain valid consent
  2. Implied consent isn’t enough. You must enable visitors to your site to select a clear “yes” or “no” option
  3. These standards must specifically refer to consent under the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR)

Sure, it’s a pain. But a small piece of work to keep your website compliant.

To find out more, visit https://ico.org.uk.

Can we help with any other aspect of your GDPR? We’re specialists in the data protection side of it.

Call us on 01732 617744 or drop us a line at hello@crosstek.co.uk.