UK Privacy Watchdog Changes Cookie Policy For Website

Law360, New York (January 29, 2013, 3:09 PM EST) -- The U.K.'s privacy watchdog said Monday that it will start automatically setting online cookies when Internet users arrive at its website beginning at the end of January, altering a previous policy requiring explicit consent before cookies could be used.

The U.K. Information Commissioner's Office said the changes will help the regulator collect reliable information and improve the Web experience for visitors to the site, emphasizing that under the new implied consent policy, users who do not want the cookies can easily remove them.

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