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On 26th May 2011, new laws came into force in the UK that affect most web sites. If cookies are used in a site, the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (UK Regulations) provide that certain information must be given to that site's visitors and the user must give his or her consent to the placing of the cookies.
The UK Regulations implemented into UK law the provisions of the amended E-Privacy Directive of 2009. The Directive required that the new laws be implemented into the laws of all EU Member States by 25th May 2011. The UK is only one of three member states to meet this deadline (I wonder why?!).
Thousands of UK websites are, apparently, in breach of the law that dictates what they can log about visitors.
Cookies are widely used to customise what repeat visitors see on a site and by advertisers to track users online.
If anyone knows more about this than I do, I would welcome advice.
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