Online Privacy News and Views
So you've had your cookie audit done one way or another, you have updated your cookies policy to list all the cookies your site sets, and you may have even gone so far as to put a consent mechanism in place so visitors can opt-in or out of your cookies.
We are delighted to announce that following a major upgrade to the site administration tools Optanon now supports the ability to create a consent message in any left-to-right language.
The Article 29 Working Party has this week published an official EU wide opinion on the types of cookies that are exempted from the need for visitor consent.
We are pleased to announce that Optanon now has in-built geolocation functionality as an optional feature that can be switched on for individual domains.
The BBC website went live with their cookie law solution just ahead of last week's deadline for compliance. They were also one of the organisations that earlier in the week we learnt the ICO had written to asking for an update on their progress.
The ICO released updated guidelines to websites looking to comply with the cookie law on Friday 25 May - the last working day of their one year grace period for enforcement.
It has emerged this week that the ICO has sent letters to the owners of 75 of the UK's top websites, asking them about their cookie law compliance.
It has been a busy last few weeks at Cooke Collective Central. With the imminent end of the ICO's enforcement grace period, the online world has woken up to the requirements of the cookie law - and our phones have barely stopped ringing.
I took part in a cookie law event this week hosted by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. The DCMS being the government department responsible for this particular law.