In May a new EU regulations referred to as the “EU cookie law” which is part of the larger “The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011” which requires website owners to inform their visitors of what cookies are being used and to obtain the users consent regarding cookies came into force.
The new Regulations apply to cookies and also to similar technologies for storing information. This could include, for example, Local Shared Objects (commonly referred to as “Flash Cookies”), web beacons or bugs (including transparent or clear gifs).
To understand exactly what these new regulations are and how they may affect your website watch the video below featuring Dave Evans from the Information Commissioner’s Office who explains the new regulations from an easy to understand FAQ perception. For more information visit the official UK government page here New EU cookie law (e-Privacy Directive)
Once you understand a little more about the new regulations an easy way to make your WordPress website compliant is by using the “WordPress EU Cookie Law / EU Cookie Directive Compliance Plugin“.
This CookieCert plugin makes your WordPress site compliant with the EU Cookie Directive in an instant. Once installed it will ask users for consent to allow your site to create cookies.
In addition the tag will provide a link to your site’s unique page on CookieCert.com which details the cookies found during independent cookie audits of your site.
As a consent tag user your site will be designated as EU Cookie Compliant in the CookieCert database and on cookiecert.com.