EU Cookie Law Compliance

No doubt all of us like cookies but not all cookies are so tasty. We are talking about browser cookies – small files that are placed in your browser by your (or anyone elses) website.

You probably noticed cookie consent request notices popping up on various websites. Many business owners are unaware of the EU Cookie Compliance Policy (EU Directive 2009/136/EC) that came into effect in May 2012. All websites that use cookies (and 92% of them do) need to ask for users consent at a time user visits your website. If you haven’t taken care of this by now you should act quickly as otherwise you risk a substantial amount of fine.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files that are sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while the user is browsing that website. Every time the user loads the website, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the website of the user’s previous activity. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember stateful information or to record the user’s browsing activity.

What websites are affected?

Any website that sets cookies must be compliant. Even the smallest businesses that operate a website must comply with EU Cookie Law.

We provide our assistance to all business to comply with Cookie Regulations.

Our service includes:

  • Cookie Audit: We will identify cookies your website is using according to EU Cookie Compliance Directive;
  • Cookie Policy Drafting – we will add an extra page to your website containing EU cookie policy which will also list all cookies found on your website as per requirement of EU Cookie Law;
  • We will install a non obstructive consent request notification in line with UK & Ireland Cookie law compliance requirements;
  • If not already on your website, we will also draft a Privacy Policy and include it on your website.

 

Important: You risk a fine of up to €100,000 in Ireland or up to £500,000 in the UK for failure to comply with these regulations.

 

If you would like to order cookie audit and compliance for your website please complete the form along your payment for this service (only €150+VAT) below: