Online Privacy News and Views

Introducing Multi Touch Consent

By: Richard Beaumont | Monday, March 19, 2012 | Tagged: Consent | 1 Comment

We have been talking a lot with people over the last few weeks about different ways in which they can make changes to their site to encourage visitors to allow the use of cookies.

How Intrusive Are Your Cookies?

By: Richard Beaumont | Thursday, February 16, 2012 | Tagged: Cookie Law, ICO | 3 Comments

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.

Latest Cookie Facts and Figures

By: Richard Beaumont | Monday, February 6, 2012 | Tagged: Cookie Collector, Cookiepedia | Leave Comment

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.

Implied Consent is Bad for Visitors

By: Richard Beaumont | Monday, January 30, 2012 | Tagged: Implied Consent | 1 Comment

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'.

Chrome Cookie Collector Updated

By: Richard Beaumont | Thursday, January 26, 2012 | Tagged: Cookie Collector, Chrome | Leave Comment

We have released a new version of the Cookie Collector for Google Chrome today.

ICC UK Cookies Meeting

By: Richard Beaumont | Monday, January 16, 2012 | Tagged: ICC | Leave Comment

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.

Cookie Database Improvements

By: Richard Beaumont | Thursday, December 15, 2011 | Tagged: Cookie Database, Cookiepedia | Leave Comment

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.

ICO Publishes Updated Cookie Law Guidance

By: Richard Beaumont | Wednesday, December 14, 2011 | Tagged: Cookie Law, ICO | Leave Comment

The ICO has published its much anticipated half-term report along with updated guidance on complying with the cookie law in the UK.

Cookie Collector Web Service Update

By: Richard Beaumont | Tuesday, November 29, 2011 | Tagged: Cookie Collector, Cookiepedia | Leave Comment

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.

Good to Know about Google

By: Richard Beaumont | Tuesday, November 22, 2011 | Tagged: Google | Leave Comment

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.

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