Like many website development companies we've been spending time recently developing solutions that will enable our customers to comply with the new UK directive on obtaining consent for cookie usage.
On Thursday 24th May, 48 hours before the deadline for implementing the New EU cookie law (e-Privacy Directive) the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) changed their guidelines on the EU legislation regarding cookies for UK business.
We would like to reassure all our clients that we are assessing the situation and will shortly be in touch to offer a free Cookies audit with recommendations. Our hope is to be able to support you to achieve compliance with the absolute minimum of cost or effort.
We apologise for any consternation that clients may be experiencing about Cookies, but this is an unprecedented situation in the industry. Our aim is to give you only the very best advice - based on a balanced assessment of the ICO's final decision.
Speaking to the BBC, Dave Evans, group manager of the ICO has given this assurance:
"What we want is good compliance, not rushed compliance. If it's focused people's minds, that's a good thing."
Further information from the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18194235