Thousands of websites unprepared for new EU cookie law
The regulations now require that the user is provided with clear and comprehensive information about the purposes of the storage of, or access to, that information and gives his/her consent. In certain circumstances such consent can be implied (e.g. where the information is set out clearly and the user has continued to use the website).
The Information Commissioner's Office will police the new regulations. It has the power to impose fine or take enforcement action in respect of breaches.
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