Is your website EU Cookie Compliant?

On May 26th 2011 a new EU originated law came into effect that requires website owners to make significant changes to their sites and may fundamentally change the whole web browsing and shopping experience for everybody. This Cookie Law is amended privacy legislation that requires websites to obtain informed consent from visitors before they can store or retrieve any information on a computer or any other web connected device. The law was then deferred for 1 year to 26th May 2012.


Cookies are used by almost all websites, for a variety of purposes:

  • Analysis of visitor behaviour (known as ‘analytics’)
  • To personalise pages and remember visitor preferences
  • To manage shopping carts in online stores
  • To track people across websites and deliver targeted advertising

More info can be found here.   This is perhaps the clearest explanation which I have read.



SystemWise can help make your website EU Compliant, why not contact us today.


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