New Cookie Law - Action Required

The law has changed that applies to how cookies are used by websites. Essentially the new legal requirement is that cookies and similar technologies can only be placed on a user’s machine where the user has given their consent.  Organisations, including FE and HE institutions, have been given up to one year to get their house in order.  We are now, on the 25 of November 2011, at the halfway stage of this 'lead in' period.  Although there remains some uncertainty as to how best to obtain users’ consent, the ICO has signalled that those who choose to do nothing in the mean time will have their lack of action taken into account when formal enforcement of the rules begins.  Find out what your institution should be doing about its use of cookies in the JISC Legal article entitled "Cookies - Six months Until Enforcement".

Posted on 25/11/2011