Time For A UK Cookie Audit

Law360, New York (June 5, 2012, 1:28 PM EDT) -- Consent is now needed for most uses of cookies by U.K.-based websites.

The law, adopted in May 2011 to implement a European directive, was accommodated by the announcement of a 12-month moratorium on enforcement. Simultaneously with the expiry of the moratorium, the data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), has issued revised guidance and has invited Web users to inform it of websites that are not yet compliant.

Since May 2011, website operators throughout Europe have been required to obtain consent in relation to most...
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