It is almost a year since the new European rules on website cookies hit the UK. The new rules are significant and impact upon practically all businesses with a website, not just those that operate an e-commerce site. See earlier blog posting. Largely for this reason, the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) granted website operators a twelve month grace period to work towards compliance with the new rules. That grace period comes to an end on 26 May 2012, although there are still many businesses which have not yet taken steps to comply with the new rules.
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