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My 2 Cents Icc Uk Cookie Law

Discussion in 'Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools' started by w_grace, Apr 11, 2012.

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  1. w_grace

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    Hello,

    Has anyone read the ICC UK Cookie boocklet? From here http://www.international-chamber.co....-cookie-guide/

    What a load of hash! Effectively if you have any doubts about the cookies that your site uses, then it shoulb be rated as a Cat. 4 cookie and you have to ask and get permission.

    If you use Google Analytics look out, read it the booklet and then read googles T's and C's and you just might figure out, that, guess what, you are going to have to ask every users, before they get on your landing page, if they are ok with it.

    Worst thing is, if your in the UK, you are going to have to follow it, if your in Europe, then, it isn't going to matter so much.
     
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  2. Alex997

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    Surely asking people if they want cookies to track them, then makes all Google Analytics results null and void?!

    What are other webmasters doing about this?
     
  3. zestylemon

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    In short - making sure I comply with the law by having an easy to read privacy policy and published cookie audit.

    One thing most people aren't aware of is that the EU Cookie Law isn't a one-size-fits-all "law" enforced from above by the EU. It's a directive arranged by the EU but each member country sets it up in its own way. The UK's law is different from other countries' laws so make sure you're reading info that's relevant to the UK if researching online.

    A good source of info is The EU Cookie Law: what you need to know.
     
  4. Aandy

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    Here are some news, What would happen to your business if the vast majority of visitors to your website blocked cookies? How would it affect the economy? Would consumers' privacy be any less at risk by avoiding specific cookies? Here in the US, these questions are all hypothetical. The UK, on the other hand, is about to find out what happens when visitors must opt-in before a website can place certain cookies in their browsers. Thanks
     
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    I guess that wont be possible specially for website that needs you to log in. Disabling the cookie would mean that for every page refreshed, you need to login again. I think they will probably go with another route on this.
     
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    Surely asking people if they want cookies to track them, then makes all Google Analytics results null and void?!
     
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