Online Privacy News and Views
Ever since the ICO started giving out guidance to people on complying with the cookie law, there has been this idea of degrees of cookie intrusiveness.
We have been collecting cookies in our database now for nearly a whole year, but every time we take a look at the data, we find something new.
Since the latest guidance on complying with the cookie law in the UK was published by the ICO in December there has been a lot of talk about 'implied consent'.
We have released a new version of the Cookie Collector for Google Chrome today.
The UK branch of the International Chambers of Commerce has been doing some sterling work in the past few months on creating guidance for Cookie Law compliance.
The Cookie Collector web service has now been brought back online following extensive database re-structuring. A little while back we made an announcement that we had suspended the collection of new cookie data via our plug-ins. This was made necessary due to the increase in demand that was over-whelming our systems with new data.
The ICO has published its much anticipated half-term report along with updated guidance on complying with the cookie law in the UK.
The Cookie Collector has been busier than ever in the last few weeks, and we now have over 78,000 websites we have collected cookies from since we started gathering data back in May.
You may have noticed recently that Google have been very actively promoting the benefits of web personalisation via cookies. On November 21 they had three full pages in the Evening Standard, and similar ads have appeared in the Financial Times and I assume elsewhere as well. They have even got the Citizens Advice Bureau to endorse their efforts.