Online Privacy News and Views

Cookie Audit Completed? – Now Do It Again

By: Richard Beaumont | Wednesday, July 11, 2012 | Tagged: Cookie Audit | Leave Comment

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.

Analytics and User Friendly Opt-Outs

By: Richard Beaumont | Thursday, June 28, 2012 | Tagged: Analytics | 1 Comment

The EU privacy group is clearly aware that the use of cookies for analytics is one of the most important aspects of many websites - as it is the prime means by which businesses measure a return on their online investment, as well as look to improve their services.

Optanon Upgrades and Goes Multi-Lingual

By: Richard Beaumont | Monday, June 18, 2012 | Tagged: Optanon, Multi-Lingual | 1 Comment

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.

Article 29 Working Party Publishes Opinion on Exempted Cookies

By: Richard Beaumont | Thursday, June 14, 2012 | Tagged: Cookie Law | Leave Comment

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.

Optanon Now Supports Geolocation

By: Richard Beaumont | Wednesday, June 6, 2012 | Tagged: Optanon | Leave Comment

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.

Is the BBC Website Compliant?

By: Richard Beaumont | Thursday, May 31, 2012 | Tagged: BBC | 4 Comments

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.

New ICO Guidance Increases Support for Implied Consent

By: Richard Beaumont | Saturday, May 26, 2012 | Tagged: ICO, Implied Consent | 1 Comment

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.

ICO Sends Warnings on Cookie Law Compliance

By: Richard Beaumont | Friday, May 25, 2012 | Tagged: Cookie Law, ICO | Leave Comment

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.

Optanon Implied Consent Released

By: Richard Beaumont | Thursday, May 24, 2012 | Tagged: Implied Consent, Optanon | Leave Comment

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.

Cookie Law Update from the ICO

By: Richard Beaumont | Wednesday, April 4, 2012 | Tagged: Cookie Law, ICO | Leave Comment

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.

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