EU cookie law says that websites must get "informed consent" from users before they record any detailed information in the cookies they store on visitor’s computer. So on 26th May 2011, new laws came into force in the UK that affect most web sites. If cookies are used in a site, the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (UK Regulations) provide that certain information must be given to that site's visitors and the user must give his or her consent to the placing of the cookies.
The UK Regulations implemented into UK law the provisions of the amended E-Privacy Directive of 2009. The Directive required that the new laws be implemented into the laws of all EU Member States by 25th May 2011The UK is only one of three member states to meet this deadline.
Below you will find details on the UK Regulations and some additional information on the E-Privacy Directive itself. Because each Member State has some discretion in how it implements a Directive, the cookie laws in other European countries may differ from those of the UK.
This module has also been used in other EU countries where this EU Cookie law is enforced.
What is cookie:
Cookie allow website to offer a more personalized experience such as remembering user’s preferences. Cookie can also be used for tracking user behavior, and also by website owners to track how often their page has been visited and other interesting non personal user informationOur cookie consent module will provide a splash window when first time user enters into website, user can accept “informed consent” to continue to your site.