The Cookie Law is a piece of privacy legislation that requires websites to get consent from visitors to store or retrieve any information on a computer, smartphone or tablet. It was designed to protect online privacy, by making consumers aware of how information about them is collected and used online, and give them a choice to allow it or not.
Compliance with the cookie law comes down to three basic steps:
- Work out what cookies your site sets, and what they are used for, with a cookie audit
- Obtain their consent, such as by using Optanon, and give them some control.