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Channel 4 – Clever Cookie Persuasion

Some of you may have received an email today from Channel 4 to let you know that they had updated their Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy – some of you, like me, may not even remember signing up to be on Channel 4′s mailing list!
The email included a link to a video of Alan Carr explaining how [...]

New Cookie Tool: Just in time for the enforcement deadline!

With just a day to go until the cookie law “enforcement day”, the new version of our cookie audit tool is now live. Please take it for a spin!

The tool now:

recognises more cookies
automatically creates a custom “Cookie Information Page” for your site (see

Cookie Directive: Does our cookie warning triangle comply with the law?

With just over a day to go until the ICO (the UK cookie police) begin to enforce the Cookie Directive, I remain confused, despite having carefully studied the initial guidelines and the updated version, as to whether our proposed solution of a warning triangle on every page of our site goes far enough or not. What about when you’re using banner ads, remarketing cookies, or share buttons?

What we do know though is that it is going further than many well-known brands, even if any lawyer would be likely to say that our solution does not go far enough…so what consent mechanisms are you adopting?

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Month in Numbers – April 2012

April was positively raining interesting internet stats – check them out in our Month In Numbers roundup.

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Crumbled? Will the 12 months grace kill the EU Cookies Directive?

The EU Cookie Directive entered a new period of farce last week.  One day before we were all supposed to have our websites under control, the Information Commissioner’s Office has decided to give website owners 12 months to get their house in order and government minister Ed Vaizey has challenged some of the key [...]

111.9:The average number of cookies you pick up in 1 minute of surfing

I stumbled across the Cookie Collective and their cookie browser extension (different approach to ours) earlier in the week.  They’ve just published this infographic.

Deep cookie thoughts

Consensual Sets: Does getting consent for cookies have to be all that onerous?

(Update 27th May 2011 – The ICO are giving a 12 months grace period. Various comments seem to confirm the views I set out below – I’ll blog about it in due course)
(Update 22 May 2012 – As the 12 month’s grace period comes to an end I am increasingly concerned that the view explained [...]

Sample Cookie Audit Report

Testers wanted: An audit tool to find out what cookies your site uses

Are you working to get your website compliant for the new EU Cookie Directive? Or just thinking about it?
Find out what cookies your site is using
The first step in achieving compliance with the new directive is to audit your cookies – find out what cookies you are using, and what they are doing.
5 [...]

Scale of Cookie Naughtiness

Google Analytics and the Scale of Cookie Naughtiness

In my quest to get to grips with the EU Cookie Directive I keep coming back to Google Analytics as an example of the dilemmas posed by the directive.
A sliding scale of naughtiness
So there are good and bad cookies, of that there is no doubt.
There are cookies that are 100% necessary for the functioning [...]

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Are you ready for the new cookie directive coming into force in 6 days time?

Are you ready for the new cookie directive coming into force in 6 days time?
Certainly I’m not!
Did you even know that from next Wednesday (25th of May 2011) it will be a legal requirement to get consent from your website visitors to use cookies? Heck, do you even know what cookies are? You wouldn’t be [...]


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