Author: Alan Wetterhahn
The extent to which consent was required from a website user was an issue that was a concern for many website operators. At the time that the law was implemented, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) had decided that any first time visitor to a website would have to explicitly consent for cookies to be used before that user could fully access the website.
Website operators see this change as a very welcome approach (and so do website users for that matter) and one that is certainly the most practical in light of the lessons learnt. The change took effect from the end of January 2013.
If you would like more information on the above, or any other related matter, please contact a member of Fladgate’s Media and Technology team.
Alan Wetterhahn, Associate, Fladgate LLP (firstname.lastname@example.org)